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“Big boys toys in their original historical setting.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum
Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
020 8855 7755
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Ranked #58 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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surrey
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328 reviews 328 reviews
194 attraction reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
“Big boys toys in their original historical setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Anyone who likes the RAF museum, the Tank Museum or The Imperial War Museum will love this. On a Thameside site with lots of open space around it is quiet and ideal for kids to run around or picnic. The exhibits are sensibly arranged with the larger items in a separate hall. There is a good cafe but access is difficult as the surrounding area is being re-developed.Medal enthusiasts should enquire beforehand as one of the country's best collections lies behind locked doors, avbailable at certain times.
The nice little guide book is remarkably cheap at 50p and the whole complex provides a good family day out at a remarkably low price.Nearby is Eltham palace also worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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“A bit expensive but a very nice museum and cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Try and visit early in the morning (they open at 10 am) and you can arrange for a personal tour at recertion. Over £5 to get but there are some very interesting exhibits of ordanance .
It's about 5/10 mins walk from the main square for BR and local buses

Visited February 2012
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Waterford, Ireland
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“Good museum - not for everyone though!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

This is a really great musuem for artillery enthusiasts, modellers and military historians. Those who don't fall into those categories may find it a little boring.
Most of the modern guns aren't roped off so you can gain access to photograph and measure details if you are modeller. Kids will be amused by the interactive games provided at various points.
Try and go when they are using their blank-firing 25 pounder gun!
Served by National Rail from London Bridge and there's a boat service into the city from a nearby pier.

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