Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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  • Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1329233734
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fort
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About Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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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  • 90.05% of people who visit Portsmouth include Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson in their plan

  • 51.58% of people start their Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth Reviews

  • The Cappuccino was the best have ever had anywhere. It far surpassed Costa, Starbucks, all restaurants, hospitals, high street cafe's. The cup had a lovely head of froth and the taste was smooth and tasty. (No bitter aftertaste) Lovely choice of food, very well presented. My friend had soup and roll. Very nice. The visit was most enjoyable. We went on a wet day but with a lot to see under cover it didn't matter. Do be prepared to get a bit of mud on shoes if wet. Car park could do with better footing but small criticism. Well worth a look around. Nice shop too! Enjoy, oh,it's free too!

  • A large array of cannons and field guns from all over the world and spanning several centuries are on full display in the museum, including a WW1 era railway gun. Explore the tunnels below the fort, enjoy the amazing views of Portsmouth and the surrounding area from the ramparts, or delve into the history of the men who manned it in the barracks. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Best of all, its free entry!

  • Absolutely brilliant place to visit. I've lived in Portsmouth all my life (40+ years) and have never been here before. It's great, loads of history very well presented. A must see if you're into weaponry, specifically artillery. Make sure you're here for 13:00 as there is the 1 o'clock gun. They fire off two blank rounds which is fun to watch (photo attached).

  • Wonderful place. Lots of history and the amazing story of Saddam Hussein's super gun with parts of the orignal weapon on display. There is also a 200 ton howitzer gun on display. They have live firing at weekend of new and old weapons, gun, cannon and other stuff. Best thing about fort Nelson is that it is completely free. Free car park too. Great little cafe also.

  • Fantastic day out. Free entrance, nice little Cafe. lots to see and you can get a guide to take you round if you want to know more. Random shows through the day too. Lots of parking

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