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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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Well worth a visit.

Our 3 grandchildren loved this, so did we. Very interesting. We chose to take the guided tour (£3 each adult), children free. The guide was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
davidandgillfrench
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our 3 grandchildren loved this, so did we. Very interesting. We chose to take the guided tour (£3 each adult), children free. The guide was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours we spent there. The views were amazing. We also had lunch in the cafe which was equally good. Well worth a visit. Thank you.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great, but I am a bit bias as I like this sort of thing, The kids thought it was "awesome" and even the Wife showed interest .....And It's free !!!!!! WELL WORTH A VISIT.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By the time you have walked through the first part of the museum, you have seen a lot of guns of different shapes, sizes and origin, each having its own story. There is only so much to be taken in. This is a free attraction so not a value for money call, more a value for time call, which it... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have taken my 3 and 6 year old boys here 4 times in 6 months because they love it. There are huge tanks and missiles to look at, secret hiding holes. Deep long tunnels to explore. An education centre, activities and dress up area. Every afternoon the also fire a cannon which is very noisy and my boys always... More 

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Nelson is well worth a visit - lots to see although obviously includes quite a lot of walking and stairs. Apart from anything else the views across the port and to the Ise of Wight are brilliant. The gun firing at 1.00 pm is good and worth watching - I am sorry I did not do the guided tour... More 

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to Fort Nelson was on a lovely sunny day but there are a lot of indoor exhibits so don't be put off if it's raining. We had excellent views across to Isle of Wight and harbour because it was such a clear day. It's free to visit which is brilliant. I would suggest going on a guided tour... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited here a few times and tend to use it when we have visitors from abroad, as a free attraction. On a nice day, it is a lovely walk around the fort, with plenty of places to sit, relax and have a picnic. The views are fantastic and the walk down the tunnels is atmospheric. It is amazing to... More 

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Thank AndySMan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's free to enter except on days when there is an event going on. There next event is Friday 19th May. At a cost of £5. If you love military history then this is the place to visit. Plenty to see. Could easily spend a whole day here. Good for families too. Interactive things to do and you can take... More 

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Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a bit like a Tardis as there are extensive presentations in buried rooms . There is a lot of material there , well presented and entry is free to boot. Not surprisingly it's full of cannons and field guns throughout the ages . Whilst there are large exterior areas and battlements, there are plenty of undercover displays... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit for adults and children alike full of interesting exhibits and Kids love to explore the tunnels. Great cafe with very helpful staff with live gun Firing during the Summer month's. One of our favorite haunts

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