THE Explosion! Museum lived up to its name when it hosted a huge fireworks spectacular.
Organisers said almost 2,000 people turned up to the display last night, easily beating last year’s total.
Along with a selection of rockets and explosions, visitors also got to enjoy funfair rides, a craft fair and a model ship exhibition.
Alex Ballard, 21, from Ford Road in Gosport, brought her two-year-old daughter Lilly-Anna.
‘She was scared at first,’ she said. ‘But she came to really like it. It was fantastic - this was our first year but it was one of the best displays I’ve ever seen.’
Visitor services organiser at the museum, Marc Farrance, added: ‘It was great. What better place to have a fireworks display than a former munitions and gunpowder store?’