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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Visited with my son. He likes loud bangs so was very pleased by gun! It's a great museum in an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Don't miss this one - and it's free!

One of the forts build in mid Victorian times to protect Portsmouth harbour from the French is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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“big guns” (63 reviews)
“gun firing” (38 reviews)
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my son. He likes loud bangs so was very pleased by gun! It's a great museum in an absolutely fascinating location. I am an enthusiast and had a fabulous time. There is so much to see around Portsmouth

Thank claudius1969
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the forts build in mid Victorian times to protect Portsmouth harbour from the French is located high over Portsmouth with views all around. It is located next to a monument erected to Nelson in 1807. Fort Nelson now houses the Royal Armouries collection...More

Thank Johneo_ca
Reviewed 6 days ago

A most interesting museum a number of these forts around Portsmouth. This museum has a lot of artillery items on show ranging from Victorian to WW2 and what life was like. There was a rail mounted gun that fired 18 inch shells and interesting visit...More

Thank happy59traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I second what other people have said - I can't believe this is free! Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and loads of exhibits to look at with plenty of room even with crowds. So much to look at, could have spent hours if not for little...More

2  Thank cnatalie87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out, esp on a sunny day. kids enjoyed running around in the tunnels, and dressing up and the gun firing at 1pm

Thank melanie l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe this is free! Spent about 2hrs 30 there but could've stayed longer. So much to see and so many interesting things to read about. Particularly liked the tunnels and the gun firing at 1pm. Loads of volunteers willing to ask questions. Would...More

Thank Becca R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours thoroughly enjoying its history and wandering around the exhibits. Well laid out, lots of information and interaction for youngsters. Spotlessly clean. Really friendly staff. Amazed at the size of the fort and despite the inclement weather braved exploring outdoors. So much...More

Thank angie056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, directed to the site by trip advisor, easy to find and plenty of parking and best of all, its free entrance. Plenty to look around and do, with a bit of history thrown in. At 1 pm there is the firing of...More

Thank Bfton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed to coincidentally coincide with a free demonstration of a 'Sexton' bren gun carrier roaring around the parade ground with some Dad's army people and firing its 25 pounder. This happens every couple of months apparently. So we were lucky. They have demonstrations, that...More

Thank tuk585
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really can find nothing significant to fault with this FREE attraction! We visited as a group of six, including a pensioner, and two teenagers with learning difficulties, and everyone really enjoyed it. As well as the informative, interactive and child-friendly exhibits, impressive displays of...More

Thank Ruth R
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Hi. Can I take my dogs to walk around.
8 August 2016|
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
Deborah D
Is the museum open Sundays?
23 August 2015|
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
David M
Is there bus stops near by
11 August 2015|
Response from U3913TFmichaell | Reviewed this property |
Miles from any bus stops. No public footpaths either. Portsdown does no longer have a bus route this end of the hill. To get to Fort Nelson walking, this is the quickest route. My wife and I walked it last... More