Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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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  • Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England, United Kingdom
  • Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Contact Number: +44-1329233734
  • Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Portsmouth include Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson in their plan

  • 60.23% of people start their Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth Reviews

  • Fantastic! We went to see the Poppies on display. The volunteers were very helpful. It was an interesting place to visit with stunning views. As a disabled person in a wheelchair I was happy to see they had made attempts to make the area more accessible. Will be going back again. It's unusual to find somewhere everyone in the family enjoys...ages 9-56

  • Went to see 'Poppies Wave' and ended up taking a four hour walk around, over a hundred photos, purchasing some souvenirs and gifts. I didn't manage to see everything in those four hours but I had other places I needed to be. Fantastically detailed history, parking is all day(on the date of this review, it is currently priced at £3). The staff are extremely friendly, outgoing and helpful. Very fun! So fun they even have a volunteer system in place to assist with parking. I didn't get a photo of my entry ticket though so I'm a little sad about that as it would have been a nice memorable piece of an amazing day. All in all, you can feel safe leaving your vehicle in the parking lot as they're constantly walking around monitoring it. Occasionally bags are subject to being searched as they were today which was also conducted in a professional, friendly and positive way. Very happy with my visit and will be sure to visit again. If you haven't been before or are considering it, I definitely recommend it. To summarise, it's a fantastic display of the history of the fort from it's beginnings up till the modern day. There are also some Simulator games which require a £1 coin to partake in. The gift shop is moderately okay price to value wise and if you're considering it, you should definitely go as I personally believe it's worth it but make sure you have time to navigate the entire fort(which you are also given a map too). Friendly staff and great atmosphere. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

  • A lovely spot, feels very secluded and is quiet! Great option for a quick swim you get half your money back for staying under an hour. I can’t mention on the hot drinks but the food on offer wasn’t great. Although simple and quite basic, the facilities were fine for the purpose. The area was well staffed and felt very safe.

  • About the third time I have written this review, unbelievably Google keeps deleting it! This is a fascinating place to visit. Free entry and only £3 to park. It is an interesting insight to the local history. We were lucky enough to visit whilst the poppy exhibition on and were not disappointed. The fort itself is fascinating and the views of the surrounding countryside are wonderful. Well worth a visit even though the poppies have gone now.

  • A lovely visit had by my family and elderly mother!! Mum is wheelchair bound but fortunately everything was accessible to her. The beautiful poppies displayed were very moving as our Grandfather served in World War 2 and was killed in action. The whole experience was very positive, the cafe was nice too and the staff very friendly. I would recommend a visit.

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