The South Sights

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

  • Priddy's Hard Map It
  • Gosport

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This museum located in a Georgian building used by the Royal Navy since 1771 to store weapons and ammunition explores the history of warfare at sea with interactive touch-screen exhibits on naval armaments, from cannonballs to mines, missiles, torpedoes, and even a decommissioned nuclear bomb. Reached by waterbus from the Historic Dockyard, the museum also tells the story of the local people who manufactured the weapons.

Sight Information

Address:

Priddy's Hard, Gosport, PO12 4LE, England

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Phone:

023-9250–5600

Sight Details:

  • £10
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., weekends 10–4; last admission 1 hr before closing

Published 08/18/2015

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