Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum

Museums, Military and maritime
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Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum
© The Royal Artillery Musuem, Firepower, Woolwich
On the Thames-side site at Woolwich where the Regiment of the Royal Artillery – the Gunners – was established in the early eighteenth 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 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 include rare post-war guns and images of significant events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall.


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