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Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Priddys Hard, Gosport PO12 4LE, UK


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About Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is an award-winning museum of naval warfare set in the 18th-century buildings at the Royal Navy's former armaments depot of Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire. you can wander in the world of weaponry and firearms, which is fearsome, powerful and inventive. Learn of the damage that was done by the collection of guns, cannons, torpedoes, modern missiles – and even a nuclear bomb – at the former 18th-century armament depot which houses the museum.

Attractions Near Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

HMS Alliance
HMS Alliance2.17km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

HMS Alliance is an Amphion-class submarine built at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow in Furness for the British Royal Navy and launched on 28th July 1945. It is now a museum which shows the marine history and also it provides a new experience for those who visit this museum.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum2.2km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower
Solent Way
Solent Way3.06km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

The 60 miles long Solent Way is one of the most picturesque walks in Hampshire, taking in views of the Hampshire countryside, Solent and Isle of Wight. The path is generally way marked with a picture of a sea bird on a green background although the path also forms part of the European Coastal Path (E9) and some signs show this path too, or the name Solent Coast Path.

Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle3.45km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Originally built in the late 3rd century, Portchester Castle is the most impressive and best-preserved of the ‘Saxon shore’ forts. The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defenses for hundreds of years. Make the most of the wide-open grounds and castle courtyard, and enjoy a family picnic surrounded by history. Today Portchester Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and a Grade I listed building.

Portsdown Hill
Portsdown Hill5.74km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Portsdown Hill is a chalk ridge that overlooks Portsmouth and provides a stunning viewpoint over the city, the harbors, and over to the Isle of Wight. It provides beautiful views over Portsmouth and beyond. The slopes are home to impressive shows of wildlife that can be explored through miles of paths. The grassland is home to fantastic displays of colorful wildflowers that change through the spring, summer, and autumn. There is also a vast collection of spot bees, butterflies, and hundreds of

Hovercraft Museum
Hovercraft Museum5.88km from Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

The Hovercraft Museum is the only one in the world dedicated to this unique concept. The collection consists of approximately 60 hovercraft, ranging in size from single-seat fun craft to giant SRN4 that used to operate across the English Channel. Here, visitors can see famous hovercraft from film and television, climb aboard historic specimens, and see the very first proof-of-concept machines that led the way to the hovercraft revolution.

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