Tucked away in Gosport, Explosion Museum sits on the historic Priddy’s Hard with fantastic views across the Solent and the naval dockyard. For your special day, you can enjoy the whole space; the camber basin for reception drinks and picturesque photographs, the museum galleries for you and your guests to explore, and exclusive hire of our stunning 18th century Grand Magazine.
The gunpowder store originating from 1771, boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling and beautiful Georgian wood floors.
The Grand Magazine is a large, open space that is a blank canvas for your wedding; the room is divided so that you can move seamlessly from your ceremony to reception.
Wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships can take place between 8.00am and 6.00pm and non-religious music of your choice can be played. Services are conducted by Registry Office officials, usually booked from the local Fareham office.
Your guests can arrive up to an hour before the wedding and stay afterward to congratulate you both. The Museum can also help to arrange a Bucks Fizz or Champagne Reception. During this time the Museum galleries and grounds can be used for photography.