Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower
Heritage Way
Priddy's Hard
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 4LE
England

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Website

www.explosion.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries & Information

info@explosion.org.uk

Venue Hire & Wedding Service

mfarrance@explosion.org.uk

Media Enquires

mfarrance@explosion.org.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries and Information

023 9250 5600

Venue Hire & Wedding Service

023 9250 5603

Curatorial Department

023 9250 5609

Media enquiries

023 9250 5603

Fax

General Enquiries

023 9250 5605

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Explosion!, The Museum of Naval Firepower is a multi-million pound interactive museum set in the historic former Royal Navy armaments depot at Priddy’s Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour.

Telling the story of naval firepower from the days of gunpowder to modern missiles with an unique collection which includes the Red Beard atom bomb, the Exocet missile and the Schwartzkopff torpedo. The two-hour tour of the museum includes a stunning multi- media film show set in the original 18th century gunpowder vault, the latest computer interactives and hands-on exhibits.

Alongside the dramatic displays, Explosion! explores the story of the many designers, makers and thousands of female munitions workers who supplied the Royal Navy.

Refreshments are available in the waterside Coffee Shop.

Guaranteed to blow your socks off!

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

April to October, open daily (10am until 5pm, last admission to the galleries at 4pm).
Nov – Mar, open Saturday and Sunday only (10am until 4pm, last admission to the galleries at 3pm).

Closed: December 25th and 26th.

Admission charges

Adult: £10
Senior: £7
Child (5-16): £5
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children): £20

May to September - New Waterbus Tickets (available from Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard).
Adult Joint £12.50 (includes Waterbus travel, entrance to Explosion and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum).

Adult Single £10.00 (includes Waterbus travel)
Concession Single £7.00 (includes Waterbus travel)

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Architecture, Industry, Maritime, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group Annual Exhibition

  • 11 — 14 September 2014

This exhibition is a collection of works, all contributed by members of the Lee on the Solent Art Group. The display will include watercolours, acrylics, and many other styles. Some crafts also on display. Come along to enjoy the art works and even meet some of the local artists! Items will be available for sale.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/lee-on-the-solent-art-group-annual-exhibition

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