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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Fascinating!

In short this is a 19th Century fort which forms part of the defensive network protecting... read more

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nlansdell
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Impressive

Went for the first time because of the amazing poppy wave, but would go back. Lots to see, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
davjno80
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Andover, United Kingdom
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“free entry” (88 reviews)
“gun firing” (48 reviews)
“poppy display” (20 reviews)
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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+44 1329 233734
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"gun firing"
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"poppy display"
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"live firing"
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"artillery pieces"
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"iraqi supergun"
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"portsdown hill"
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"free attraction"
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"well worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed today via mobile

In short this is a 19th Century fort which forms part of the defensive network protecting Portsmouth harbour and which now houses the Royal Armouries collection of artillery pieces ranging from medieval through to 20th century. There is plenty to see here. The accommodation block...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went for the first time because of the amazing poppy wave, but would go back. Lots to see, and lots to learn about and it's free! You just pay to park.

Thank davjno80
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful display, guns etc interesting. Cafe a big disappointment 😞 Lack of choice in cakes, only meat sandwiches left apparently they had been busy! Expensive for what it was. Free entry to the fort but you paid for the car park.

Thank Val B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Royal Armouries have a stunning attraction here. The location itself is worth a visit just for the panoramic views over Portsmouth & The Solent. Once inside (which is free) there's a number of Galleries explaining why the fort is there and how it was designed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my son and mum. It was very interesting to see the army tanks the old prison cells was great to see and with all the writing on walls they had left , we walked under the tunnells great atmosphere in there got...More

Thank angiebridges1968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Nelson is quite simply an amazing place. If you're interested in history it is fascinating, if you're interested in military history then you'll be blown away (excuse the pun). The day wasn't long enough; we spent nearly seven hours there! There is so much...More

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not a war or battle person but this museum was amazing. There were displays showing what the fort looked like in the 1800s and detailed information as well as access to the underground area. Would be a great for families. I found it very...More

Thank Haznig
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went when the poppy display was on but even without them a very l interesting place and you only pay £3 for parking.entrance is free.

Thank Marion F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took kids here , felt the place was a bit big with not a great deal in there. Kids got bored very quickly so didn’t stay long.

Thank kevraquet
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to see the poppy display , which was fabulous , lots to see here and a great day out for kids. There is a cafe and a shop

Thank Meretejane
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Bunniford
19 June 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question - as previous answers have indicated unfortunately you cannot see the sculpture from the car park. The tip of it can be seen from a public footpath to the north of the Fort however if that's of... More
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MarkSue05
23 May 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hi - many thanks for your question. The museum itself is free admission, however we have had to invest heavily in our car parking facilities to cope with the demand for 'Poppies: Wave'! Therefore there is currently a £3.00... More
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bearone235
23 April 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for the question! We have just completed some substantial improvements to our grass overflow car park to allow as many visitors to visit us during the summer months as possible. Due to that work we are... More
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