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 of 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 and enjoy the Camber Dock overlooking the stunning views of the harbour.
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|Open All Year|
|April to October (01/04/2013 - 31/10/2013)|
|November to March (01/11/2013 - 31/03/2014)|
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Family (1 adult + 3 children)||£15.00|
|Family (2 adults + 3 children)||£20.00 per ticket|
Children under five years of age are free.
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