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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Masses of history, great views.

A great couple of hours entertainment (well it was for me). Amongst the cannon exhibits are some... read more

Reviewed today
Farnborough, UK
Great attraction

What a great place. We visited nearly 10 years ago, and returned today to see it quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“big guns” (63 reviews)
“gun firing” (39 reviews)
“free entry” (66 reviews)
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734

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Reviewed today

A great couple of hours entertainment (well it was for me). Amongst the cannon exhibits are some amazingly ornate ones, some of which are just stunning. Highlight was the underground tunnels, you'd never guess they were there if you were just passing. Pretty amazed to...More

Thank roblynes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place. We visited nearly 10 years ago, and returned today to see it quite transformed.'funding has enabled new forest exhibitions, entrance, cafe etc which all looks really smart. It's free, so incredible value. Worth the journey just for the fantastic view over...More

Thank Piskie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated on the top of Portsdown hill. This is quite an impressive piece of building for the day. Has large display of weaponry and holds events and displays. Check venue for times and events. Directions:- Head for Cosham. Go up hill for QA HOSPITAL Hook...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely place. Amazingly it's free to enter, it's brilliantly kept, very clean and has good facilities. The tunnels are really cool. Very accessible for a buggy or wheelchair. Cafe is good and decent prices too. All in all a great visit. Do...More

Thank Louisethomo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fort Nelson is a Victorian fort and as part of the Royal Armouries houses an extensive collection of big guns. Entrance is free though there is a small charge for some activities. Donations are welcomed. The fort itself is extensive including underground tunnels - really...More

Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent afternoon out with friends, what an interesting and informative museum and it's free entry. Excellent and helpful staff / guides, you could easilly spend a few days looking at the displays and all so informative. Excellent coffee shop with lovely cakes too. Highly recommended.

Thank Jem J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you choose a fine day weather-wise you will be rewarded by stunning views over Portsmouth and the Solent. This museum is frre to visit and there is something for everyone. Some interesting exhibits, a cafe and shop outside selloing refreshments and ice creams. Make...More

Thank Dora R
Reviewed 1 week ago

On certain days holidays there are extra activities for children. Also special displays and shows. Ideal activity for families on budgets. Great views of Portsmouth.

Thank HamishOsborn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free museum showing ammunition and history through the ages. Explore the tunnels, see great views and if visiting at the right time see a large gun being fired. There is a cafe on site but the grounds are great for a picnic.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic So much information and history More guns than you can shake a stick at,plus add to that the live firing and it really is a place worth visiting Yes there's a few things to pay for like the tour which is...More

Thank saintlee1970
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Questions & Answers
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
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
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