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Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum

No1 Street, London, SE18 6ST, United Kingdom | 02088557755 | Website

Venue Description

On the Thames-side site at Woolwich where the Regiment of the Royal Artillery – the Gunners – was established in the early 18th century, three listed buildings, including Europe's oldest military academy (thought to be designed by Hawksmoor and the location where Wellington drew up his battle plans) house Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum, an attraction telling the story of the Gunners, alongside an interactive history of artillery and an attempt to reckon the human cost of conflict through film, poetry and music. The attraction's Cold War Gallery provides a chronological tour from 1945 to the present. Exhibits at Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum include rare post-war guns and images of significant events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall.


The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has dedicated disabled toilet facilities on all floors. There is lift to access the first floor capable of taking electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is step free access to all areas. The cafe and shop are step free on the ground floor. Our secondary storage building B41 is also step free access but has no toilets (opposite main museum)

Awards List

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 & 2015 Accredited Museum 2015


On both the ground and first floors


Staff will always try to accommodate visitor needs. Handling collection items can be brought out for those with visual issues. A wheelchair is available to loan. If in doubt please contact the museum and we will try to match your needs.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

We are right on the river and the path can be used to exercise dogs of leads. There is a barrier along the length of this so dogs will be safe.

Other assistance dog facilities

A water bowl is available via the entrance desk filled fresh on request.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking

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