Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

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  • Enjoyed a really excellent few hours here. Lots of great information and displays were laid out very well. Only marked down because some displays weren't working but it seems they are in the process o...  more »
  • I walked from the Submarine museum back past the Gosport ferry port to Explosion. This is a great place with an amazing history - making explosives for the navy. I walked through the exhibition and wa...  more »
  • This museum is of interest to visitors who either want to know more about military firepower or who are local to the area and want to know what went on behind that piece of land that was sealed off fr...  more »
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  • Hidden gem - out of the way but worth a visit. Collection of naval gunnery, arms and ammunition. Fascinating history... great AV of the buildings past though this bit can be shut when they are hosting weddings and other events. Displays include small arms and missiles from the early days of gunpowder to the present day. Parking is easy and great views of the harbour. Perhaps not 'cheap' and limited fun or enough to hold attention for younger visitors though.
  • Suitable for teenagers and older children but not interactive for younger children. Remote location which is a long walk from Gosport town centre. Beautiful views from the outside and when in the cafe outdoor seating. You'll be surrounded by a comprehensive history of firepower. I personally found it rather overwhelming and heartbreaking to see humanity set on destruction but it might not be suited to my mindset! There was nothing particularly for younger children in the museum. Sadly the video in the gunpowder store was not working. They had put on a search for small toy mice and super hero stickers which kept my 7 yr old entertained but was not actually part of the museum displays.
  • If you're interested in bombs, guns, missiles and explosives, this is the place for you. Bags of both historical stuff and modern missiles, includes the massive land and sea guns. Cafe reasonably priced, but sometimes under-staffed and slow. Visit is included on the Historical Dockyards all-stars pass.
  • Interesting place but did not take long to look round and was left a long time waiting for the ferry to come back
  • Another great museum. Full of all things guns and explosives. Nice cafe. Friendly staff.

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