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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
+44 23 9283 9766
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dreary afternoon visit

it was a dull afternoon. Not relieved by this museum. You can see they have tried in areas. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roadtripmummy
via mobile
Good little museum.

This museum doesn't seem that popular for visitors to the Royal Dockyard even though it's on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fork_handles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
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+44 23 9283 9766
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was a dull afternoon. Not relieved by this museum. You can see they have tried in areas. The locker room was interesting but not for a 7 year old. we spent half an hour going around twice and had to wait 2 hours for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum doesn't seem that popular for visitors to the Royal Dockyard even though it's on the all attraction ticket and the water taxi runs to it a few times a day. Based in Gosport at the former buildings of the bomb making division of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wrapped up our visits to the attraction of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, like all the attractions they’re worth the visit if you’re interested in our naval history. Some unique exhibits from nuclear bombs to midshipman’s daggers, all on display to see. Worth a couple of...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a Dockyard annual pass which includes Explosion museum. Although my children are home educated we attended during the February half term as they had extra activities on. There was a mouse hunt (think this is normal) and a present box hunt to win...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good museum full of weapons over the centuries.Family friendly with a nice cafe overlooking the harbour.

Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Dad and I came here after the submarine museum and had a great time, it’s so interesting and you can take the boat between exhibits around the historic dockyard which is such a bonus. It’s a great place and I do recommend visiting. Having...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Fab evening. Got to go round the explosion museum as part of the entry fee. Been here many times before and see something new, that I missed on the previous visits. Will continue to visit.

Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Such an interesting place to visit and I would definitely recommend a trip here. I came with a group of people and we had a tour guide who brought it all to life with his stories and facts, it was really interesting. The museum is...More

Thank PamC149
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

this is a fine museum,and if you are interested in Naval or Gosport history it's perfect.A fine setting outside to sit and picnic (weather permitting) and a good little café too.Thoroughly recommend this museum,on a nice day even better.Ample car parking available

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Was not that interested in the bombs however hubby loved it. What caught my interest was the personal stories of the ladies and gentlemen who worked in there durimg WW2. Fascinating

Thank denise l
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VE_Team_PHD, Manager at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hello Denise, Thank you for leaving us a review, we're so glad to see that you both found something to enjoy on your visit. Best wishes, Visitor Experience Team

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Dear chefo2015, The current prices for the Explosion Museum are £12 for an adult, £7.00 for a child, £10.80 for a student or senior (60+) and £31.00 for a family. Please note that prices are due to change from the 16th... More
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