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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Could take you hours to explore! Free admission, with interesting history spanning hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
squad657
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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many happy days out here with my sons, it has a great cafe that serves amazing cakes and the museum... read more

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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could take you hours to explore! Free admission, with interesting history spanning hundreds of years. These forts tell the story of the forts built through fear of a French invasion. Go explore vast underground tunnels and secret rooms. Built many years ago and now used...More

Thank squad657
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

many happy days out here with my sons, it has a great cafe that serves amazing cakes and the museum is just brilliant. and it's FREE!

Thank awhittall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as this was the start/finish point of a race we were in on remembrance day. The cannon was fired for the 2 minutes silence and then at the end of it which also then signified the start of the race. Fort Nelson kindly opened...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Nelson is totally free to visit, and has a collection of artillery to examine as well as the amazing architecture of this large structure. It covers a large area including a warren of underground tunnels, some prepared for some walking. The artillery collection ranges...More

Thank sixtenacre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to fault if you're interested in artillery, from mediaeval times to the modern era, because that's what the collection's all about! There are some real surprises, like an enormous World War 1 railway gun and equally vast sections of the Iraqi "supergun" project. A...More

Thank Trafford34
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Entry and parking to the fort is free to all. The fort is open every day throughout the year. There are 2 guided tours that run daily but you can walk around at your own pace. If there is 2 adults in your group pushchairs...More

Thank balmoraljames
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Plenty to see and the site is deceptively large, took longer than I expected to get around. Some amazing exhibitions, though not sure is set-up for the younger kids. Loved the tunnels and the gun firing and to top it off it's free!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An excellent museum lots to see both above and below ground, live gun firing everyday at 1pm and best of all it's free to get in.

Thank keith s
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stopped in at Fort Nelson on way home from visiting a Roman site, really glad we did it was excellent. It's free to get in and there are loads of exhibits of Cannons etc from the era as well as more modern guns. They do...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A great half term visit for the children once again . This holiday was a tour of rooms set up in the Crimeon hospital, depicting the dire circumstances of the wounded & the changes made by Florence Nightingale. All portrayed by the wonderfully convincing staff...More

Thank AnnHenshaw
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hcmassey
31 August 2017|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks to all for the responses above! My apologies for the delay in replying myself. Being a Victorian Fort it is fair to say that the level of accessibility is not how we would ideally like it to be. Having said that... More
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Speedylou
8 August 2016|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Good morning! Unfortunately dogs are not allowed within the visitor centre or the museum I'm afraid - although assistance dogs are admissible. However there is a ditch that surrounds the Fort which is very popular with dog... More
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Deborah D
23 August 2015|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hi Deborah, yes we are open 7 days a week - the only days we close are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day - although if the snow is bad we have closed then as well! During the summer months the Museum opens every day... More
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