London Pass BlogBack to Blog
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.
Get free entry to over 55 top London attractions with a London Pass.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 14th of January 2013 Visitors to London will not want to pass up on the opportunity to find out more about England's most famous playwright.
Saturday 12th of January 2013 The Banqueting House is opening a new display telling the story of the events leading up to the execution of King Charles I.
Friday 11th of January 2013 People visiting London could opt for a day of terror at the London Bridge Experience.
Thursday 10th of January 2013 People looking for things to do in London could opt for a trip to Eton College.
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 People looking for an educational experience in London could opt for a trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 Kew Gardens is hosting a stunning orchid display between Saturday February 9th and Sunday March 3rd.
Monday 7th of January 2013 A trip to the National Theatre on London's South Bank is certainly a memorable experience, especially...
Monday 7th of January 2013 The new amphibian wing at London Zoo focuses on the evolution of the fascinating animals.
Friday 4th of January 2013 Step back in time with Eerie Evening Tours at Kensington Palace.
Monday 31st of December 2012 Queens Ice and Bowl is the perfect location to spend a fun day with your family.
Monday 31st of December 2012 The Household Cavalry Museum is one of the top options for things to do in London.