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Message from Firepower Museum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rob, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. rob Administrator

    Dear Neighbour,


    Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, will close to the public on Friday 8th July 2016. This will allow us to begin our move into transition prior to relocating our collection to a new site on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. We are sorry to be leaving Woolwich Arsenal after such a long association with the site.

    We are not entirely losing touch with the Royal Arsenal as a new and dedicated ‘Gunner Gallery’ is being developed in association with the Greenwich Heritage Centre. Proposed plans see the gallery being open within the next 12 months or so. We do hope you will take the time to visit what promises to be an engaging museum exhibition.

    In order to say ‘thank you’ for your support over our time at Royal Arsenal we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating 300 years of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on Saturday 4th June 2016. There will be free admission and no charge for all activities.

    On that day you will see our ‘Living History’ teams firing Napoleonic and WW2 cannon outside on No1 Street. Inside the Museum you can enjoy adult and junior tours, camouflage face-painting, military drilling, and bungee running. Inside you can visit the amazing medals gallery. What’s more, actor led sessions will bring WW1 and WW2 to life for you, telling the true stories of local residents and Arsenal workers.


    As you will be aware, we have some very large guns and rockets in our Museum and to move them from this site we will need to load them onto large vehicles. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this move might cause and will be working hard to keep heavy traffic and noise to a minimum. We will restrict movement of large vehicles to weekdays and will not be moving anything over weekends or Bank Holidays. The initial movement of our collection will only last a few weeks commencing Monday 14th March, with more movement after the main museum closes in July.

    Thank you once again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum over the coming months before we close to the public. Please contact our communications officer, Ms Sarah Davies on sd@artillerymuseum.com or the Royal Arsenal Concierge if you have any queries concerning these planned and imminent moves.

    John Le Feuvre Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Transition Manager - Royal Artillery Museum

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