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Woolwich Arsenal Tour: History With Science

Woolwich Arsenal Tour: History With Science

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  • Beresford Street, London, SE18 6AR
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Kids ( from age 10 to age 17 ) / Adults
Surprising life stories, strange adventures, startling achievements and forgotten by-ways of history are my passion, especially around science and invention. I am also fasc... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Woolwich Royal Arsenal is a favourite in Laurence's repertoire of tours. With many of the old buildings still standing, hear about Woolwich Arsenal as it was, shrouded in secrecy, a crucible of science and technology with gigantic machines, white hot metal, convicts, mosquitos and mountains of ammunition.

This is a relaxed walking tour, off the beaten track but easy to get to, in a long neglected but now up and coming part of London. The backdrop is a large but largely unvisited heritage site. The purpose of the tour is to bring the old buildings to life with accounts of this extraordinary place in Georgian and Victorian times and up to the First World War, using short readings from eye witnesses.

Laurence's tours are for those who enjoy the odd, the obscure and the gently scientific. He began giving tours when he realised that hundreds of years' worth of fascinating stories relating to science and invention in London remained untold.

No football.
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Woolwich Royal Arsenal is a favourite in Laurence's repertoire of tours. With many of the old buildings still standing, hear about Woolwich Arsenal as it was, shrouded in secrecy, a crucible of science and technology with gigantic machines, wh... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Guided tour of a major but little known heritage site
  • Miscellaneous facts and stories of London's history
  • Science and engineering history is world history still resonating today
  • Georgian and Victorian architecture
  • Meet similarly curious people
  • Unusual stories
  • Dickensian
  • Science

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