Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Explosion! is an award winning museum of naval warfare created within 18th century buildings at the Royal Navy's former armaments depot of Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire. http://www.explosion.org.uk/

Today hop on a FREE heritage bus at the Gosport Ferry and arrive at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in style!Buses ...
12/05/2019
The Provincial Society

Today hop on a FREE heritage bus at the Gosport Ferry and arrive at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in style!

Buses depart via Fort Blockhouse (Coach Bay 3) from 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

For timetables and future Ride & Fire event visit www.provincialsociety.org

11/05/2019

🚌 Ride & Fire 2019 🚌

TOMORROW you can take a step back in time and live your best vintage life by arriving at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower on a heritage bus.

Free rides leave from the Gosport Ferry at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm on 12 May 2019.

Find out more on www.provincialsociety.org

🚌 Ride & Fire 2019 🚌ALL ABOARD! Arrive at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in style by hopping on a heritage bu...
09/05/2019
The Provincial Society

🚌 Ride & Fire 2019 🚌

ALL ABOARD! Arrive at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in style by hopping on a heritage bus.

Free rides on a heritage bus to and from Explosion! at Priddy Hard in Gosport on 12 May 2019.

Find out more on www.provincialsociety.org

08/05/2019
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CASUAL WAITING STAFF WANTED FOR GOSPORT AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
Must be over the age of 15 and able to find own travel to and from venues.
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Lucky enough to host this amazing shoot today, can’t wait to see the final pics!  #wedding #dresses #venue #marriage #...
30/04/2019

Lucky enough to host this amazing shoot today, can’t wait to see the final pics! #wedding #dresses #venue #marriage #photography

Behind the scenes today!

26/04/2019

Due to high winds, the Waterbus service will not be in operation this weekend (27th and 28th April). We apologise for any inconvenience.

Fantastic news - HMS Caroline has made the shortlist for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019.As part of The National Museum o...
25/04/2019

Fantastic news - HMS Caroline has made the shortlist for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019.

As part of The National Museum of the Royal Navy we’re very proud of your achievement. Good luck with the final part, we’ve got our fingers crossed for you!

HMS Caroline is an incredible attraction based in Belfast, take a look for yourself 👉nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-caroline

A huge congratulations to Jo & Steve, an amazing couple who celebrated in style with us yesterday. 👰🏼🤵The icing...
24/03/2019

A huge congratulations to Jo & Steve, an amazing couple who celebrated in style with us yesterday. 👰🏼🤵
The icing on the cake was entertainment from the outstanding Rachael Hawnt

15/03/2019

Due to the strong winds expected tomorrow (Saturday 16th March) the Waterbus service and the Harbour Tours will not be operating. We are still open, however, and ready to welcome you with thrilling adventures and lovely cake!

We have a free car park on site and we are a short 25 minute walk from the Gosport Ferry (which is still running. At extra cost.)

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Have a right Royal Navy time at Explosion Museum this half term. We're open daily from 10.30 am throughout the holidays....
19/02/2019
Tickets and Offers

Have a right Royal Navy time at Explosion Museum this half term. We're open daily from 10.30 am throughout the holidays. Immerse yourself in the history of Priddy's Hard and enjoy what's on offer inside the museum galleries. Book online and save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket. We're also offering an extra 2 months on all annual passes until 24 February. Get yours here: https://bit.ly/2sYxynE

Pay once, visit all year with our Full Navy Ticket. Book online and save 20%. Access to 11 attractions for one superb value ticket. Look out for our special offers.

Newly engaged? 💍 Your dream day does not have to cost a fortune.... we have 3 amazing packages & we are confident at ...
04/02/2019

Newly engaged? 💍 Your dream day does not have to cost a fortune.... we have 3 amazing packages & we are confident at least one of them will take your fancy! Email today for further details [email protected]
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From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way people buy tickets online for the better.As part of The...
28/01/2019

From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way people buy tickets online for the better.

As part of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, we have grown to encompass 14 different attractions across the UK. To reflect this, we’re making two distinct changes to how our ticketing system operates online.

When you next visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website, you’ll notice that we’re now co-branded with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. This means, wherever you’re online, you can be confident knowing who you’re buying your tickets from.

All other National Museum sites, excluding Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum will be branded as The National Museum of the Royal Navy only.

These sites include HMS Caroline, Fleet Air Arm Museum and The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. We believe this change will help visitors understand where they’re buying their tickets from and for what attraction.

We’ll let you know once this has been completed. Visitors wanting to purchase tickets may do so on the day of their visit from the visitor centre or after the update has been completed. You'll be able to adventure in no time at all!

Huge congratulations to Kat & Claire who got married with us yesterday. Best wishes for the future 💕🥂 Sticky Finge...
30/12/2018

Huge congratulations to Kat & Claire who got married with us yesterday. Best wishes for the future 💕🥂 Sticky Fingers EventsBezani Catering Duke Photography

Tomorrow - Saturday 22nd December we will be having a very special guest here at the Explosion Museum - Father Christmas...
21/12/2018

Tomorrow - Saturday 22nd December we will be having a very special guest here at the Explosion Museum - Father Christmas himself!

Come down and meet him on the day to receive a small gift!

There is a £3.99 charge for this event - a ticket for the museum is not required, but why not make a day of it and visit the galleries as well!

Event fee is payable on arrival but you can book your tickets for the museum galleries in advance from: http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk

The site will be open from 11am to 3.00pm to visit Santa!

We look forward to seeing you then and celebrating Christmas together!

Get your Santa hats at the ready! We’re open for adventure this festive season and can’t wait to celebrate this time...
20/12/2018

Get your Santa hats at the ready! We’re open for adventure this festive season and can’t wait to celebrate this time of year with you.

We’re closed on December 24, 25 and 26 December but reopen on 27 December from 10am. We’ll be open on New Years Eve as normal but open slightly later on New Year’s Day at 11am.

Our extended opening hours mean you can visit us from 10.30am - 4.30pm daily. (Last entry 4pm). We will go back to winter opening hours on 6 January and will only be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to Explosion Museum soon.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Law. Wishing lots of love & happiness 💕 Bezani Catering Sticky Fingers Events
16/12/2018

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Law. Wishing lots of love & happiness 💕 Bezani Catering Sticky Fingers Events

So that’s a wrap! 🎁 3 Christmas parties, 326 Christmas dinners served. To everyone that partied with us we hope you...
09/12/2018

So that’s a wrap! 🎁 3 Christmas parties, 326 Christmas dinners served. To everyone that partied with us we hope you had a wonderful time. Merry Christmas from the Events Team ❄️🎄🥂 Bezani Catering

Santa's Reindeer have been let loose in the Museum, can you find them all when you visit? Pop in to catch them before th...
06/12/2018

Santa's Reindeer have been let loose in the Museum, can you find them all when you visit? Pop in to catch them before they head back to the North Pole.
Available with valid museum ticket. 🦌⛄️🎄

On Saturday 22nd December we will be having a very special guest here at the Explosion Museum - Father Christmas himself...
05/12/2018

On Saturday 22nd December we will be having a very special guest here at the Explosion Museum - Father Christmas himself!

Come down and meet him on the day to receive a small gift!

There is a £3.99 charge for this event - a ticket for the museum is not required, but why not make a day of it and visit the galleries as well! Event fee is payable on arrival but you can book your tickets for the museum galleries in advance from www.historicdockyard.co.uk. The site will be open from 11am to 3.00pm to visit Santa!

We look forward to seeing you then and celebrating Christmas together!

A lovely winter wedding yesterday. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bonner ❤️ Bezani Catering Sticky Fingers Events Fondantl...
30/11/2018

A lovely winter wedding yesterday. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bonner ❤️
Bezani Catering Sticky Fingers Events Fondantly yours cake studio Kerry Potter, Wedding & Newborn Photography

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
27/11/2018

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Heading to The Dickens Christmas Festival this weekend? Portsmouth Park and Ride will be running an enhanced service from Friday to Sunday. Don't forget to check the timetable here: http://parkandride.portsmouth.gov.uk/times.shtml#events

27/11/2018

This weekend Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is hosting The Dickens Christmas Festival! The Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be open as usual over the weekend but due to the festival the Waterbus service will not be running. The Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower will be closed as we are off to help our colleagues at the festival. Please note that annual tickets and passes are not valid for the Dickens Christmas Festival and a ticket for the event must be purchased for entry.

Tomorrow we celebrate Museum Shop Sunday! Come down and visit us or the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to receive a 10% dis...
24/11/2018

Tomorrow we celebrate Museum Shop Sunday! Come down and visit us or the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to receive a 10% discount when spending £30 or more in our shops! *offer does not include items already discounted.

It's your last chance to save up to 20% off the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Dickens Festival of Christmas tickets with ...
31/10/2018

It's your last chance to save up to 20% off the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Dickens Festival of Christmas tickets with the early bird offer!

Voted in the top 8 UK best Christmas festival by The Independent! Make sure you don't miss out on this special ticket price.

Buy tickets now! https://bit.ly/2EW8CW9

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE 20%!

Today is your last chance to get your early bird ticket at a discounted price saving yourself up to 20%!

Voted in the top 8 of the best Christmas Festivals in the country by The Independent it's an event not to be missed!

Get your early bird tickets today: https://bit.ly/2RkE8OK

New winter opening times!Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is now your new weekend destination!
30/10/2018

New winter opening times!
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is now your new weekend destination!

These two talented little witches showing off their dragon sock puppets! Come on down to Priddy's School of Magical Defe...
26/10/2018

These two talented little witches showing off their dragon sock puppets! Come on down to Priddy's School of Magical Defence for magical crafts, dragons, ghosts and zombies, as well as using herbs to mix magic potions, casting spells, mind-reading and, of course, broomstick flying!

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2N4wohr

You are invited to a thrilling weekend of Ghost Stories here in Gosport this Halloween!Friday 26 October & Saturday 27 O...
23/10/2018

You are invited to a thrilling weekend of Ghost Stories here in Gosport this Halloween!

Friday 26 October & Saturday 27 October.

This is an over 18's event as it's really scary plus a fully licensed bar will be available on the evening.

Event Ticket: £14.00

Doors opening at 1900, performance starts at 1930.

Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2PKidjD

Congratulations Sam & Simon on your 10th Wedding anniversary. They celebrated in style with us last night with an amazin...
21/10/2018

Congratulations Sam & Simon on your 10th Wedding anniversary. They celebrated in style with us last night with an amazing Halloween party! 👻 🎃 Bezani Catering Prop 'A' Print

Meet the professors of The Priddy Hard School of Magical Defence at our fantastic Halloween event!26th & 27th October. B...
10/10/2018

Meet the professors of The Priddy Hard School of Magical Defence at our fantastic Halloween event!

26th & 27th October. Book tickets and find out more: https://bit.ly/2N4wohr

In the mid 18th century, it was believed that powerful sorcerers were being employed to attack England using magic and dark arts. The mysterious Jane Priddy took it upon herself to open a secret school to train gifted individuals in a very magical kind of defence. After centuries of closure, Jane Priddy's secret school will be opening its door once more this Halloween, giving little witches and wizards the chance to all kinds of magic and spells - dragons, ghosts and zombies, as well as using herbs to mix magic potions, casting spells, mind-reading and, of course, broomstick flying.

Congratulations to Adrian & Brenda who got married with us yesterday. It was a day filled with love & happiness 💕💍...
23/09/2018

Congratulations to Adrian & Brenda who got married with us yesterday. It was a day filled with love & happiness 💕💍🥂

As part of #HeritageOpenDays the horn on the bus goes beep beep beep in Gosport tomorrow! Free bus rides on vintage Prov...
07/09/2018

As part of #HeritageOpenDays the horn on the bus goes beep beep beep in Gosport tomorrow! Free bus rides on vintage Provincial buses https://bit.ly/2Na65KU

Come along for a Heritage Open Day at Explosion Museum as The Provincial Society showcase a range of heritage buses whic...
03/09/2018

Come along for a Heritage Open Day at Explosion Museum as The Provincial Society showcase a range of heritage buses which used to travel around the Gosport area between 1940 and 2000.

The Provincial Society present a static display of heritage (Gosport & Fareham) Provincial buses in the Explosion Museum Car Park. Climb on board and explore them. Talk to the owner/drivers about the history of the buses and how they preserve Provincial's heritage.

And 'Ding Ding! Hold Tight!' for there will be some free rides throughout the day taking visitors around Gosport to experience a journey in an old bus. The bus stop will be located near the static display area in the car park. All journeys will call at Gosport Bus station.

Dates of heritage open days:
Sunday 9 September: 10:30am - 15:30pm
Saturday 15 September: 10:30am - 15:30pm
Sunday 16 September: 10:30am - 15:30pm

20/08/2018
Ineffable Films

Ineffable Films

Congratulations to Hannah and Ben on their beautiful wedding last weekend at Explosion Museum. Tune in today at 10am to see the trailer of their day!

Congratulations Hannah & Ben, it was a pleasure to celebrate with you on Saturday. Best wishes for the future BC DigiPho...
13/08/2018

Congratulations Hannah & Ben, it was a pleasure to celebrate with you on Saturday. Best wishes for the future
BC DigiPhot Ltd, Wendy and Brian Carter, Wedding photographers Hampshire Bars & Events

03/08/2018

Something magical is happening at Explosion Museum.... 👻🎃🧙🏼‍♀️🧙🏾‍♂️

Visit nmrn.org.uk/Halloween to find out more!

02/08/2018
Dockyard Alive - Meet Margaret Davis

Discover the history of all things explosive at here Explosions! the Museum of Naval Firepower.

It is just a waterbus ride away from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and part of the Full Navy Ticket. Waterbus departs at 12pm and 2pm from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard next to Boathouse 4 every day and last return home is 4pm.

You may even meet Margret Davis, a munitions worker! Watch this video to see what life was like working with explosives.

Get KIDS GO FREE offer: https://bit.ly/2zsSsAG

https://youtu.be/uNYVH7J3N8U

Portsmouth Fun-tastic Dockyard comes alive this summer with performances from three hundred years of Royal Navy history. Meet Margaret Davis, a munitions wor...

Congratulations Lauren & Liam who got married with us today. We wish you a lifetime of happiness 💕🥂👰🏼🤵
21/07/2018

Congratulations Lauren & Liam who got married with us today. We wish you a lifetime of happiness 💕🥂👰🏼🤵

Pretty in pink! 💕 Congratulations Mr & Mrs Noad who celebrated with us yesterday. 🥂 Sticky Fingers Events Bezani C...
08/07/2018

Pretty in pink! 💕 Congratulations Mr & Mrs Noad who celebrated with us yesterday. 🥂
Sticky Fingers Events Bezani Catering Joe Smith Entertainments

We know you'll be watching the England game tomorrow, but kick-off isn't until 15:00.Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower...
06/07/2018

We know you'll be watching the England game tomorrow, but kick-off isn't until 15:00.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower opens at 10:00, that gives you plenty of time to make the most of your day by paying us a visit and helping support your local museum.

Plus, why not grab a bacon bap in our scenic coffee shop? Its the perfect English pre-match meal.

Looking for family fun this Halloween? Come along to Priddy's School of Magic on the 26 & 27 October! We have markets, c...
01/07/2018

Looking for family fun this Halloween?

Come along to Priddy's School of Magic on the 26 & 27 October! We have markets, crafts, workshops, and plenty of fun for your little witches and wizards.

Book your tickets today for this brand new Halloween festival!
https://bit.ly/2N1CgJH

Join us for a Halloween theatre experience like no other in the atmospheric Grand Magazine; low lights, shadows creeping...
28/06/2018

Join us for a Halloween theatre experience like no other in the atmospheric Grand Magazine; low lights, shadows creeping, and three spooky stories to make your blood run cold....

26 October 2018. Tickets £14, 18+ only. Book yours today: https://bit.ly/2N1CgJH

Royal Navy Submarine Museum
21/06/2018

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

For the very first time 'Ask the Archives' will be coming to Gosport!

This is your opportunity to interact with one of our museum curators and learn from their expertise.

Being held at:
Royal Navy Submarine Museum on the 11th of July (10:00-16:30).
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower on the 8th of August (10:00-16:30).

This is a free to attend event for all those with an NMRN Membership or any valid attraction ticket.

Our venue is home to the stunning Grand Magazine, a 17th century Gunpowder store where we hold both ceremonies and recep...
19/06/2018

Our venue is home to the stunning Grand Magazine, a 17th century Gunpowder store where we hold both ceremonies and receptions. This room houses beautiful vaulted brickwork ceilings and not only provides the perfect setting for your day but a romantic atmosphere to match. We also have the picturesque waterfront camber for your drinks reception and photographs.

17/06/2018

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, why not pop in for a look around and treat dad to a beer or coffee.

Address

Heritage Way, Priddy's Hard
Gosport
PO12 4LE

By Rail: Mainline route London to Portsmouth Harbour. Take the frequent ferry service across to Gosport (3mins). From the Ferry at Gosport, turn right and follow the Millennium Promenade to Explosion! at Priddy’s Hard (20mins walk) or taxi to Forton Lake Bridge (3mins). By Bus: (from Gosport Bus Station or connected routes) Service 29 or Service 30. Service running from the bus station to Royal Clarence Yard and Weevil Lane. Visitors are advised to utilise the Weevil Lane bus stop, leaving a short walk across the Millennium Bridge to Explosion. By Water: 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.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

023 9250 5600

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