Explosion! is the Museum of Naval Firepower situated in the former Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire, England. It now forms part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
The museum includes a wide variety of exhibits ranging from the 18th century to the present day. These range in size from small arms, to missiles and missile launching systems, as well as complete gun turrets. Exhibits range from the Victorian RBL 20 pounder Armstrong gun through to the Second World War QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun. Post-war missile systems include the Exocet missile and launcher and Sea Dart missile. Modern weapons are represented in the Sea Wolf missile system and 4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|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|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Hannah Wood | Apr 29, 2018
Brilliant place for families to visit and have a few hours out. Also a lovely cafe just to go for a coffee with seating on the waterfront looking over Portsmouth docklands.
Adrian Rowsell | Jan 17, 2018
An excellent day out. There is a lot of history on the building. We found the locker room particularly interesting reading about all of the different jobs needed to make the armaments. An some of the lockers you could listen to some of the workers talking about what they did and some fun things they got up to. The rest of the exhibition is really good with weapons right through history and some good interactive parts.
Jane Mcardle | May 11, 2018
Love this museum as it holds lots of locals events. I know it is bit pricey to rent for private events for what it offers. Nothing nicer than sitting in the cafe with the view
Benjamin Slack | Apr 24, 2018
Great museum very informative lots to see and learn good cafe lovely cakes. Take the free boat trip from the historic boat yard.
Nigel Powell | Apr 20, 2018
Could do better - the manufacturing process could be demonstrated better throughout the years, rather than static displays of guns etc
Erika Buz | May 25, 2018
Surprisingly loads to see...and used ticket from submarine museum earlier did not need to pay more. Otherwise £18 per adult. Easy 2 hour tour spent. If you are interested in ammunition, bombs, torpedoes and their history well worth a visit on a wet day. Good cafe in WW11 style & music. If sunny cafe has seats outside overlooks water.
Tina Adams | May 26, 2018
Great historical place. Friendly Staff and worthwhile to spent a few hours there. Enjoy a snack at the bar. Delicious baguettes with Bacon and Camembert
Helen Kent | Jun 1, 2018
It is very interesting, there is free parking and a nice cafe where we enjoyed a bacon baguette and cake with very friendly service. I take off a star, not for us as we had an annual ticket bought last year, but for the folks who might be expected to fork out the entrance fee, which in our opinion is excessive at £16.
Alan Magee | Jun 19, 2018
Great place, love the new model boat club started up there, great extra attraction. Kids loved it too.
Matthew Britton | Jul 17, 2018
A great place to visit if your interested in guns military history etc they have lots to see
Emma Nichols | Aug 7, 2018
Great little museum. Is part of the Dockyard Pass, so didn't have to pay extra. Plenty to learn and accessible for different ages.
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