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Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
020 8855 7755
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Ranked #77 of 1,105 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Telford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The layout of this museum is brilliant. It's got the right mix of information printed on the walls and actual items in a way you can take it in at any pase. Some museums give you so much information in one area you need a degree to understand it. Not this one so well done for those who set it... More

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Surrey
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Modern comprehensive and well laid out museum tracing the history of gunnery. Excellent displays and a great variety of weapons. The adjacent cafe is very pleasant and with a good range of food and drink on offer. In such a historic setting as the former Woolwich Arsenal it's tragic that the museum's days are numbered in its present location. Get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

But it's such a shame that they are closing it down soon. Visit while you still can. Shame on the people who decided this.

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fairly easy to get to using the DLR (Woolwich Arsenal station) but the signage from the station isn't great so maybe check a map first. Once there, plenty of stuff to see. Listen out for announcements of guided tours; if you get the chance to go into the storage building, take it - there's a bunch of interesting stuff in... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Interesting to visit and shop has plenty of items to bring home as gifts There is also a coffee shop were you can have something to eat at reasonable prices or just a cup of coffee If thats not to your fancy there is a lovely pub not far away in the grounds

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited this museum and didn't know what to expect. It was a fantastic museum full of history and very famous guns and military equipment. We was having such a lovely day looking around and reading all about the guns and tanks when a volunteer named Martin asked if we would like a personal guided tour. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Have just come back from a wonderfully organised and delivered Beaver Scout sleepover. The activities were great the beavers and their leaders had a brilliant time exploring the history of guns, WWII air raids, rocket launching and marching. The evening events even included a cleverly executed campfire. In the morning the event culminated in a kit inspection where the kids... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely day spent here looking at the exhibits, they even had a guided tour into a side building which stores several British prototypes and oddities that you won't see anywhere else. I learnt from the volunteer leading the tour that the place was due to close in 2017 and most of the collection will be shifted off site to rot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely day out here. The tour around the tanks and guns was excellent. The cafe very reasonable. The only thing was it wasn't well sign posted when you come out of the underground station and we did walk the opposite direction for a while.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to the Ghost Tour at Firepower last evening. An excellent tour guide who had clearly researched her subject and added humour to her speech. We were treated to sausages and mash and a cuppa which was included in the price. Overall an excellent experience and value for money.

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