Firepower – The Museum of the Royal Artillery

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Woolwich, London
SatNav: Region:
SE18 6ST Greater London
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
Military No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 1 Open

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What’s Here

The Museum of the Royal Artillery is now called ‘Firepower’. Following a major refurbishment, the new-look museum shows the science and technology of gunnery from the earliest times to the present day. New multimedia displays and interactive hands-on exhibits are featured. An Auster AOP.9 takes centre stage in a display tracing the history of airborne artillery spotting and aerial reconnaissance.


Signposted off the A205 South Circular, at The Farndale Building off Plumstead Road, Woolwich. Just along the riverside from the Woolwich Ferry. Note: ‘The Rotunda’ is now closed.

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Opening Hours:

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission 4.00 pm). Closed Sunday & Monday. Closed Christmas and New Year.


See official website for details.


Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop, Cafe, Access for the disabled.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XR271 Auster AOP.9 XR721 Complete Displayed

More Information

FIREPOWER, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST. Tel: 020 8855 7755, e-mail:, website: Firepower.

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