Polite notice: The Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is open Saturday and Sunday only between November and 31 March 2017 (10am until 4pm). Last admission to the galleries at 3pm.
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.
The museum is housed in a group of listed buildings which centre around the original powder magazine of 1771. These sit on the edge of a delightful camber basin on the western shore of Portsmouth Harbour, with views across to Portchester Castle, Whale Island and the Naval Base. Explosion traces the development of naval armaments from gunpowder to the Exocet missile...but the museum is not just about big bangs!
Nor are the human, social and moral consequences of warfare forgotten - visitors will be inspired as well as educated and entertained.