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London attractions: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry

Published: Thursday 9th of May 2013

If you were ever curious about where the football team the Gunners - also known as Arsenal - got their name from and you had to draw up a list of London attractions, then the Firepower at the Royal Artillery Museum is ideal.

The museum has been open since the 1820s and is one of the oldest known military museums.

Football fans can learn about the history of the Gunners, and how the north London football team  began to be associated with the weaponry. 

Visitors can also learn about why the team were given two cast-iron guns to display at the entrance to the stadium.

The museum takes the guest on a fascinating and powerful journey delving into the history of British artillery, and its use in warfare.

Learn about the scientific advancements made during times of war and the brave characters that fought in the wars throughout history.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn exactly how weaponry is used to this current day - including in peacekeeping assignments.

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Posted by Kevin Smith

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