Royal Armouries - Fort NelsonCurrently Closed
- Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1329233734
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fort
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson - Review
The only fortress of its kind, Fort Nelson is a beautifully restored monument that provides visitors with an authentic experience of the English Military from World War 2 times. This Victorian fortress has been restored to its original form and offers a number of things to see and do. Spread across 19 acres, there are tunnels, ramparts and artillery on display that transport you to times when this technology was used. Your kids will love touching real cannons and learning the history behind their use and installation. There are interactive screens and displays that add life to the museum. Discover the genius of the Howitzer and get up close and personal with anti aircraft guns that were actually deployed once upon a time. What’s more, there is also a kids’ assault course for your little ones that is highly entertaining and engaging.
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Information
- Picnic tables are available.
- There is an on-site cafe and restaurant.
- Toilets available.
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Ticket Prices
- Assault course: 3.50 GBP
How To reach Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson by Public Transport
- Travel by cab or car to this destination.
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25.82% of people who visit Portsmouth include Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.94% of people start their Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth Reviews
I took a friend who needs a wheelchair. The staff were very helpful and friendly but the actual venue gave us quite a few problems and access is limited. To be fair, they do acknowledge that on their website. I liked quite a lot of the displays but, not being a fanatic, it did become a bit repetitive. Seen one cannon and you've seen them all, kind of thing. Although the richly decorated ones were pretty impressive. Some of the boards giving details of the exhibits used too much technical language (I still don't know what a trunnion is) but that is a minor gripe. And none of the video displays were working, which was a shame. But do go and have a look at what shells can do to 4 inch thick armour. It is truly impressive!
Fun at the Fort Very good. Lots to see and do. Nice little cafe. Only bad is the gift shop, just toys and tat. Nothing as a gift to remember your day out. Some nice models of AA guns or field guns would be nice.
Great FREE museum for adults and children alike. Plenty of exhibits and information. Don't miss the underground tunnels! Beautiful views inland and across Portsmouth harbour to the Isle of Wight from the ramparts. Good gift shop. Has a cafe although we haven't used it. The car park across the road is free.
First off, the best part of the visit today was the underground magazines. 30+ degrees above ground, like a freezer underground. It was bliss. I considered getting a lock in. There are so many types of armaments here. We'll restored with relevant information and history. You have access to most of the site only only a small proportion is out of bounds. They have regular live firings which the kids will love. There's plenty to do for young kids and adults alike. The history within those walls is simply amazing.
This is a brilliant Day-Out-Destination for families. It is free to enter, but £3 must be paid to park. The visitor centre and museum is very pleasing and engaging. One gets a very good understanding of why it was built. The outside area needs a bit of an upgrade. The actual defence structure to the West, South and East is slightly falling apart (no danger to visitors), and it would be great if every single 'buttuck' would have a cannon on display. There seem to be plenty of cannons to take from in the yard. A highlight is the big tent, where one can see a huge cannon on wheels. That tent could be replaced with a more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. There seemed to be some restoration work taking place on a cannon on wheels, but there were no display to tell what was going on. Why were so many cannons the guns submerged in liquid? What was going on? We tried to eat our picnic in the outside space, but we were inundated with wasps. Perhaps the Centre should make another Lottery Grant Application to move the Centre forward.