The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods

THE END OF AN ERA?

It was very sad to see ‘The Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda’ at Woolwich closed to the public in 2001 when many of the exhibits were transferred to the ‘Firepower’ Museum on the Woolwich Arsenal site, but now it seems that ‘Firepower’ itself will close late in 2016. The details were published on the ‘Firepower’ web-site until a day or two ago, but have now disappeared. The closure and subsequent dispersal of the wonderful and often unique items and archives would be a disaster and very serious loss of a national treasure.

An e-petition to save the museum from closure has already been set up and you are urged to sign it:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64840

Author: oschair

Currently Chairman of The Ordnance Society

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