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Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

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Address: Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
Phone Number: 020 8855 7755
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Visited today and spent a good 3 hours here. The area around is very pleasant. It's next to the river Thames and has the dial arch pub is practically next door! The Woolwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited today and spent a good 3 hours here. The area around is very pleasant. It's next to the river Thames and has the dial arch pub is practically next door! The Woolwich arsenal train & dlr station is just over 10 minutes walk so this is easy to travel to. The admission price was very reasonable at just over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Royal Artillery Museum in May 2015. Before entering the museum, we chatted with a friendly and knowledgeable group of volunteers who work there. We then had lunch in the museum's cafe/restaurant, and very good it was too. Fed and watered we had plenty of energy left for the museum and boy, did we need it. This is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was better than i have expected. You get to try army clothes, bullet proof vest. You can feel like if you were taking part to the war. Don't forget to get in the Medals Gallery. And i really feel that you should bring a camera with you! Tanks, cars, rockets, everything you need to rise up your testosterone levels.... More 

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

Glad you had a great time. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has been opened since 2001 and is a fantastic place to visit lots of history and the main halls are great for man and boy alike and ladies.

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

Thanks for the 5 stars, hope to see you again soon. More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Located in Woolwich Arsenal on the banks of the Thames and easily reached by public transport, particularly the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stands the Royal Artillery Museum, known as Firepower. It details the history of the British Army's Artillery from its earliest form back in the Middle Ages right up to date. It displays the equipment that was used and... More 

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

The Royal Artillery Museum is relocating to Wiltshire. Our collection is both Designated as being of national and international importance and there is no intention to dispose of it. More 

Macclesfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A wonderful collection commemorating the history of the Royal Artillery, staffed by very knowledgeable and helpful people who bring history alive and make us very proud of our heritage.

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

Thank you for the review. Very pleased you had a good experience. More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visted from Germany, from we live in Hamburg. Made to felt very welcome as many in our party didn´t speak very well English. My father was in the German equivalent Artillery Regiment so he was very happy to see the other building that the tour guild took us to. He served with British in Nato forces so used some of... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed your visit and great to welcome Gunners for all over the world. More 

Baildon, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

my dad was a gunner so i was determined to go to this museum was not disappointed the guns and displays were well presented and surprisingly fun for kids there is a café with really friendly staff all in all a good value day out

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

Thank you for the review, happy you had a great time. There are lots of additional kids activities during the school holidays. All the details are on our website. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Sean and Lewis were absolutely fantastic today- our children had such a great time! Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed it. More 

Welling
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really good museum, tucked away behind all the building works for cross rail. Entrance fee was a little bit expensive. Really good coffee in the cafe, definitely worth having. Displays very interesting though more interactive ones would have enhanced the experience. Definitely worth visiting.

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

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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