Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum, London

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Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum was a military museum in Woolwich in south-east London, England, which told the story of the Royal Artillery and of the Royal Arsenal. The museum was a renewal of the Royal Artillery Museum, with roots in Woolwich stretching back to the eighteenth century. The museum closed in 2016 but may reopen in Wiltshire.


The collection was housed in some of the former buildings of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, which was Britain's principal ordnance manufacturing facility from the late 17th century until the mid-20th century. The Royal Regiment of Artillery was formed in the Arsenal in 1716 and the regiment had its home in Woolwich for over 290 years.
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  • It's closed..... due to the lack of attendance..how could that be... location location location... I doubt it will ever open again in a different place, not in these poor fiscal times. A true loss.....  more »
  • If you are interested in military hardware and the soldiers that go to war, this is an excellent place to visit. Not just guns but also what it means to be a soldier and survive in difficult...  more »
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  • My wife and I took our 9 year old grandson to the Royal Artillery Museum and this was the best museum we've ever taken a child to. The activities put on for the them were energetic and very entertaining for both parents and children. The staff had all the children in the palm of their hands and the staff loved what they were doing as much as the children. Great day out, great value. A big thank you to all the staff. It's a great shame that there's talk of closure/moving in 2017. A very satisfied visitor. Ray Carlson
  • I visited the Museum today and found it fascinating and spent an hour or so with the duty volunteer guide. It is a national shame that it is to closed and moved to Lark Hill and with it the possibility of an endangered existence. Therefore I would highly recommend you visit the museum before it closes. Major Charles Leaper D and D Regt. (A Regiment that now no longer exists)

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