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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 #53 of 851 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

£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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was quite surprised with this museum. Its fairly small but there's loads to see. Absolutely loads to read regarding all the wars we've been through. The main hall is full of loads of the bigger guns and loads of photo opportunities. My advice would be to go on a tour with one of the tour guides. We had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful little museum tell you all you want to know about artillery Whatever you do ask to get into the annexe which has some of the experimental super guns like blue mace a massive anti aircraft gun with a revolving drum loading mechanism You will have to ask as only if a few people want to go in will they... More

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Whoever runs this establishment don't appear to realise it's importance. Maybe the staff are demoralised by the knowledge of its impending closure. Having visited numerous military musuems all over Europe it is clear that this site ranks up there with the best not only in content but importance. Whilst being concerned that the site is to close there is now... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Away from the main centre of London, this is a little gem well worth a visit. You can get a Thames riverboat down to Woowich pier to visit this place. Lots of history and a set in lovely surroundings. If you're a ex Pad's brat, get yourself down here, it'll bring back a few ole memories of your days growing... More

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Absolutely fantastic weekend, from the moment we got there to the minute we left, we had had such fun listening, watching and interacting as the Beaver Scouts learnt lots about the past. All the Soldiers taking part were so friendly and appeared to have as much fun as we did! Brilliant fun and a highly recommended attraction. (Please don't let... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be part of a large Sleepover on Saturday. There were loads of young kids and adults involved. From the minute we got there til the minute we left we had the most brilliant time! All staff were welcoming and helpful - they kept the kids occupied non stop and made it so much fun. From... More

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