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Explosion! The Museum Of Naval Firepower

Heritage Way
Prddys Hard
United Kingdom
PO12 4LE
Tel:  023 9250 5600
Fax:  023 9250 5605
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Adult £10.00 Senior £7.00 Child £5.00 Family (2 +

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Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, is a hands on, interactive Museum set in the historic setting of a former gunpowder and munitions depot at Priddy’s Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour. Priddy’s Hard was once a busy Naval Armament supply depot that provided the Royal Navy with its ammunition for over two hundred years.
Telling the story of naval warfare from the days gunpowder to modern missiles, the two hour tour of the museum includes a stunning multi media film show set in the original 18th century gunpowder vault.
There's a fascinating social history too, including the story of how 2,500 women worked on the site during its peak in World War II. It describes the role that Priddy's Hard played in naval operations worldwide for over 200 years, as well as its importance to the local Gosport community, which not only armed the Navy but also fed and watered it.
Explosion! has a Gift Shop and Waterside Coffee Shop area that are open to non-visitors, so please stop by enjoy the Camber Dock overlooking the stunning views of the harbour.
Opening Times:
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).

How to find us...
By Road: M27 to junction 11. Follow A32 to Gosport and signs to Explosion! Museum at Priddy’s Hard.

By Rail: Follow the mainline route to Portsmouth Harbour. Take the frequent ferry service across to Gosport (3 mins). From the ferry at Gosport, turn right and follow the Millennium Promenade to Explosion! at Priddy’s Hard (20 mins walk) or a taxi to Forton Bridge (3 mins).
For more information on about the Museum visit www.explosion.org.uk or call 02392 505600.
Adults - £10.00
Senior - £7.00
Children (5 – 16 inc.) - £5.00 (children under 5 years, FREE)
Disabled - £5.00
Student - £5.00
Family 1 adult + 3 children - £15.00
Family 2 adult + 3 children - £20.00

Arrive in style on board our NEW Waterbus Service linking Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and Royal Navy Submarine Museum. For more information visit www.portsmouth-boat-trips.co.uk/waterbus/portsmouth_harbour_waterbus_timetables.html
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