London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London attractions: Experience war for yourself at the Firepower Royal Artillery Museum
Published: Wednesday 21st of September 2011
People looking for things to do in London could take a trip to the Firepower Royal Artillery Museum to learn more about the Gunners.
The Royal Arsenal has a long history, with stores first being set up in Woolwich in the 16th century under Henry VIII.
Visitors can get up close to the artillery that has been key in modern battles worldwide in the Gunnery Hall, which features weapons and vehicles from 20th century combat.
These include anti-aircraft, anti-tank, coastal defence, light and medium artillery, self propelled guns and missile launchers.
Interactive screens play videos of the guns in action with the regiment, and visitors can immerse themselves in the experience by completing their own mission.
In the Field of Fire exhibition, four huge screens play archive film and documentary footage from deserts and jungle warfare, the Blitz in London and the Normandy landing on D-Day.
To bring the experience to life, special effects including smoke, searchlight and audio are on hand.
Get free entry to over 55 top London attractions with a London Pass.
Posted by Michael Edwards
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…
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast
Friday 26th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get the ball rolling with an Arsenal Stadium Tour