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Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

Address: Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
Phone Number: 020 8855 7755
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Ranked #46 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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teesside england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Had a chance to visit here as I called at the James Cavell reading room for my family history research..lovely place .

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this Saturday and couldn't have been made more welcome. There were 3 Volunteers who were almost fighting over themselves to help us, we got a talk on the Sebastapol guns that supply the metal for the VCs, then when we visited the Medals gallery we recieved a long informative talk from Chris. Later on we got a tour from... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very sparsely attended probably due to it's location beyond Greenwich. The best part, to me,was the 1st floor which housed exhibits from 1500 - WW I well laid out with uniforms and anecdotes. The ground floor goes from WWII through the Falklands with an extra buildingonlyopened for tours that is jam packed with modern weaponry. Great for kids of all... More 

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UK
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327 reviews 327 reviews
115 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had an enjoyable couple of hours or so here. There was much of interest to see and our guide who took us across the way to show us exhibits in storage was very interesting and informative. That being said, the museum seemed understaffed and quite quiet on our visit. Great trip back into central London by boat to end... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. As you only gave us an average rating have you any advice on how we could have made your visit 5 stars which is our aim for everyone. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just wanted to thank all the staff who made the sleepover with the Beavers Cubs and Scouts from Milton Keynes such a memorable one this weekend. The commitment and enthusiasm the staff provided was second to none, and made us all welcome from the word go. They provided a thorough programme for the youngsters keeping them busy all the time.... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We love hosting these sleepovers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Anyone visiting the museum from a scouting background should seek out the original ‘Wolf’ gun and ask the staff to tell the story of how it relates to our history! Just returned from a fantastic weekend sleepover at Firepower Woolwich. The young people were kept on the go from the minute we arrived until they quickly fell asleep at the... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We love hosting these and coming up with ways to entertain and educate kids. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

£5.30 entrance for adults is an absolute steal. The exhibits and history are phenomenal. Saturday there was a kids party so they had a big gun firing, the kids were all in camouflage gear with face paints, and there were soldiers marching them about, all seemed great fun for them. We saw the Sebastabol guns, that provide the metal for... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and have helped to spread the word about what the museum and my team has to offer. TripAdvisor is such a good tool to bring our museum to the attention of potential visitors and your review is vital in that. Hope to see you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, there's plenty to see and do for the young (dress up, camo, interactive exhibits- and you can buy an activity pack at the entrance) and the not so young (Recent and less recent conflicts, exhibits and displays, all sorts of early and recent guns). There are various personnel also on hand for chats and unofficial... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear when visitors like yourself have enjoyed what we have to offer. Please be assured that the staff and volunteers that you enjoyed interacting with get to hear about these reviews as we post them on our notice boards and it really spurs us on. The team are passionate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Halloween Supper & Ghosts of Royal Arsenal Tour -Adults only I joined a small group on Sat 1 November for this tour. It kicked off nicely enough with some bangers (sausages) and mash and a drink. Interesting surroundings, but I decided to wait until the tour. A nice guide took us around, sharing stories about various ghosts in different parts... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Ghost Tours. I am pleased that you seem to have mainly enjoyed the tour and the meal that were offered and considered it good value for money. With regards to the lack of interaction from your tour guide, that does concern me. Firstly could you help me work out which of the three... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Well worth £5 entry for adults, children went cheaper. Tons of well presented info on artillery of all shapes and sizes and types in this relatively small museum. Extremely informative, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help out with any queries. They also know a bit about genealogy. If you want to see the treasures in the medal gallery you... More 

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richiesmithgore, Manager at Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We love getting such positive feedback and pass it on to the staff and volunteers who make Firepower what it is. Hope to see you again soon. Yours, Richie More 

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