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


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

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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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