Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, is based in the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, the birthplace of the Royal Artillery which was founded there in 1716.
Firepower tells the story of the men and women – more than 2 million of them – who have served as Gunners in the Royal Regiment of Artillery since it was founded. These ordinary people and their extraordinary experiences have made and continue to make history around the world.
Firepower is more than a regimental museum. With its uniquely historic setting, Firepower is a world-class heritage attraction, a major educational resource and simply a great value day out where there really is something for everyone. Temporary exhibitions and an exciting programme of special events ensure there is always something new to see or do at Firepower. From the Roman Empire to National Service and Napoleon to the Cold War, Firepower and its historic riverside location provide a truly memorable experience.
Firepower will give you an insight into artillery and enable you to understand the role that Gunners and their equipment have played in our Nation’s history. You will discover a mixture of artillery that has changed the nature of battle and affected the lives of many people.
What are the opening times:
Wednesday to Sunday (10.30am – 5.00pm)
The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday
The Museum is however open seven days a week during school holidays (as set by the London Borough of Greenwich) and is open on all bank holidays.
Visitors should allow at least 2 hours viewing time; therefore the last admission into the Museum is at 4pm.
How much does it cost?
Discounted family tickets are also available
How do we get there?
Woolwich Arsenal from Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge. Five minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal to Firepower look for brown Firepower signage.
472, 161, 96, 180 stop in Plumstead Road outside the Royal Arsenal
53, 54,422,380 stop in Woolwich Town Centre.
North Greenwich (Jubilee Line), then a short bus ride to Woolwich (161, 422, 472) to stops A & B.
Where is it?
Royal Artillery Museum
020 8855 7755
How do I find out more?