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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 #118 of 2,403 things to do 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just returned from taking 10 eleven-year-olds for my son's birthday party... quite simply, one of the best parties ever. Thanks to Rachel and Carl for making it so special. A varied and exciting two hours of drilling, beasting, firing, bungeeing and fun. Food was fab, too. Looked around the museum afterwards which added to the experience. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I took my brother Liam and his friends to firepower for his birthday.. it was fantastic.. just everything an 8 year old could imagine was there.. even being drilled by 2 soldiers, (Shaun and Lewis) they were brilliant, seemed to enjoy it more than the kids! aha! they even got my mother involved by painting her face.. they was professional... More 

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Frome, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Took my 9 year old son to this museum today, was not expecting too much as had not heard about it before yesterday. To get to from the DLR at Woolwich Arsenal station was only a 5 minute walk . When we got there and brought our very reasonable entry tickets (£5.50 for adults and £2.50 for children) I asked... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Noticed the museum is due to close and move to Larkhill at some point in the not too distant future and so made the effort to visit now. The area is already in the middle of a "regeneration" and no doubt developers are itching to get their grubby hands on the site. It's a 5min walk from Woolwich Arsenal station... More 

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St Neots, Cambs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited the Firepower Museum on Tuesday 27th January 2015 before going into Central London to see the West End Musical, "Cats". I enjoyed this museum more than I did "Cats" !!!!! There are excellent displays of artillery equipment and we were lucky enough to get a guided tour of "Building 41" too. There is plenty to keep one occupied... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Absolutely amazing afternoon. I booked the Camouflage Party for my son's 6th Birthday at The Firepower Museum. We took ten children to the party. The welcoming was great, followed by Army personnel dressing the kids in camouflage jackets and face paint, little soldiers. They proceeded to follow their leader in drill exercises, search and recovery, fire range, bungee run, live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Just got home from a fab time! Had a joint 7th birthday party for my son and his bestie, the guys Shaun and Lewis were amazing at keeping all 14 very excited boys engaged in brilliant activities, they did outside army drills and tried to wear them out before going back in for bunker run and target firing, then some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Interesting place to see...a lot of military exhibits as one might expect. The admission price fitted the experience given. The medal gallery was locked and we had to ask a member of staff to unlock it. It was sadly very dark in there and difficult to see the medals. The room itself was very cramped and only a fraction of... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are having the lighting looked at a some of our spotlight tracks have failed. With regards to factual issues, if you could email these to richardsg@firepower.org.uk we will investigate as we take these issues very seriously. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum itself is good value for the price of admission but the main reason for going was so my son could do the activities that are advertised on the website. The website detailed it was shut from Christmas Eve until Jan 1st so we delayed our annual London trip until the 2nd Jan so it would be open. The... More 

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

I am sorry that you were not able to enjoy the Camo Zone. We fully take on board that in the first week of January where we have lower staffing levels we should put this on our website. Please be assured that this will be done next year in December as January is the only time this happens. I note... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Located next to the river at Woolwich -signposted "Firepower". A museum that tells the story of the cannon production at Woolwich, while also telling the story of the Artillery, through to rockets and modern missiles. A fantastic display of old cannons, and uniforms of the Artillery, and horse Artillery. Information boards are everywhere to tell of this arm of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy your visits. The land for the old car park was not ours so this was out of our control, we miss it too. There is additional free parking behind the Heritage Centre which can be accessed via Cartridge Place at the end of Duke of Wellington Avenue. You just have... More 

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