Royal Artillery Museum
The Royal Artillery Museum opened in May 2001 and is based in the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, the birthplace of the Royal Artillery which was founded there in 1716.
Firepower is however much more than a regimental museum. With its uniquely historic setting, Firepower is a world-class heritage attraction, a major educational resource and simply a great value day out where there really is something for everyone.
Included among the permanent displays are a number of historic Sikh and other Indian guns.
Additional Sikh and Indian weaponry are also held in the reserve collections and can be seen by prior arrangement. Altogether there are six Sikh guns; two of the famous ‘Sutlej' guns complete with limbers, two large bronze ‘7 seer' guns and two Cossipore howitzers bearing the image of Maharajah Ranjit Singh.
The Reserve Collections also include a fine selection of swords, daggers, shields, firearms, bayonets, quoits and armour from across the Indian sub-continent. Also available is an extensive library and archive dealing with all aspects of the British and Indian presidency artilleries.Address: Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6STTelephone: 020 8855 7755Website: www.firepower.org.uk
Images Courtesy Royal Artillery Historical Trust