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“Great Museum”

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
Ranked #8 of 26 things to do in Gosport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum was packed with weapons through the ages, so much to see, the locker room is brilliant (takes you back in time for those who can remember) I can highly recommend this to all.
The only thing not good is the cafe, take a packed lunch.

Thank chris c
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I visited this past Friday and were quite disappointed by the museum. Thankfully we obtained our tickets through Groupon and didn't pay the full admission price. It must show something about the museum if they can advertise deals as the Groupon one. Bearing in mind, we were the only visitors to the museum and were outnumbered by the staff 2 to 1. The majority of artefacts were interesting to see, however the museum lacked live demonstrations. There is certainly room for improvement

Thank Lloyd B
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Interesting walk from the Gosport Ferry included particularly good views across the Harbour from Forton Lake Bridge. Initial impressions were excellent with a good welcome from an attentive staff and we went first to see the Audio Visual display for a background to the site. This is held in one of the Old Magazines and the thickness of the walls is an indication of the dangers in which work was undertaken. Interested to learn that all the facilities were originally based in Portsmouth but moved to Gosport because of safety concerns. Building took place on what was Jane Priddy’s Farm and hence Priddys Hard. One area that we found especially interesting was the Locker Room where opening individual Lockers told the stories of the general workforce. Whilst some of the exhibits are understandably specialized there is plenty for everybody and it was interesting to come face to face with an Exocet Missile and indeed the outer shell of what would have been a Nuclear Weapon. On a more personal front we enjoyed the story of the Compressed Steam trains where boiling water was run off for The Teapot ! There is a good café that opens out to the harbourside for panoramic views across to The Dockyard and up Portsdown Hill. Open daily April to October and at weekends for the remaining months.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

You don't have to be a historian to enjoy this but it helps to have an understanding of basic armaments and warfare. Superbly displayed artefacts, understandable graphics that seem to keep young and old interested throughout and lots of hands experiences. Having been fortunate to visit the last couple of open days at Holton Heath, near Wareham the Priddy's Hard connection was especially poignant and interesting.

Before going take look at Wilkopedia, (Holton Heath and Priddy's Hard) to get an insight in to the former uses, it will get you into the workings and surroundings that much quicker and make it more enjoyable. Make it part of a great day in Gosport by taking in the Submarine Museum as well, we did and it was terrific.



Thank David T
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you haven't been here the please visit it is an amazing museum and the kids loved it too, which is always a bonus.

Thank mrushent
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