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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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Don't Miss This Piece Of Britain's Military History

There is a wide choice of military themed museums in and around London, a city well catered for by the Imperial War Museum and its off shoots, the HMS Belfast, RAF Duxford and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

There is a wide choice of military themed museums in and around London, a city well catered for by the Imperial War Museum and its off shoots, the HMS Belfast, RAF Duxford and the Air Force Museum in Hendon. The Firepower museum can be lost in the shuffle due to is location and the fact its not a free attraction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was an amazing place to visit, it is all organised with plenty of information provided in each of the different areas. The exhibits and their history provide an insight from a different perspective into battles and warfare. The trip to get here was also worthwhile because of the differences seen in each area travelled through. It would be nice... More 

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York, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was my first trip to Firepower and I found it to be a really enjoyable and interesting place to visit. The staff were friendly and helpful, the collection is breathtaking and the guided tour was extremely informative. The friendly and efficient staff in the cafe served good food and drink at very reasonable prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Staff on entry very vacant. Museum not very stimulating, not good for children. Toured the museum in less than 1 hour. Asked for a refund but the resoonse I recieved was its a museum what do you expect !

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

Dear Martin I am sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with your visit to Firepower Museum and that you felt that it was not suitable for children. On the occasion you visited we did indeed have Waterloo Week running which was a special set of activities for children and their parents. This included learning drill formations of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We took our two grandsons 6 and 2 to the firepower museum on Fri.as it was half term they had a battle of Waterloo theme. George (6) took part in the battle of Waterloo reenactment! The children made hats, French and British ! Then a mock battle with a wonderful narrater! George said it was the best day ever and... More 

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

Hi Helen Thanks for the great review. Hope you can make it this summer for 4 weeks of more activities. All the details are on our website. Richie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Today was a return visit and I've been several times with our boys (8 & 6) and friends during the school holidays. Every visit has been excellent. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The collection is great and the guided tour has always covered something different (linked in to the current theme) and has been a perfect mix of... More 

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

Dear Claire Thanks for the great review, see you again this summer. Richie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your review. The team love reading these reviews, makes the job so rewarding. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

Dear Theresa Thank you so much for your review. Can't stop grinning. Richie & the team More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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 

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Additional Information about Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

Address: Address: Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
Phone Number: 020 8855 7755
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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