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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.

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, held their Explosive Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday evening.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (123572-2659)

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, held their Explosive Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday evening.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (123572-2659)

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?’