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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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A place of interest not to be missed

I've taken a number of friends here over the years, and all of them regardless of age have all said... read more

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Free museum

Free museum and a wonderful display of guns and cannons. Grounds have displays of artificial all... read more

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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Reviewed yesterday

I've taken a number of friends here over the years, and all of them regardless of age have all said they had a great day out. There's a bit of walking but most of it is well within the capabilities of us older fork. Kids...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free museum and a wonderful display of guns and cannons. Grounds have displays of artificial all weather poppies, which look very good. Parking is £3.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful afternoon tea in the officer's mess, delicious sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. We went along for a birthday treat, and we were greeted by a friendly host, wishing birthday greetings, we were made to feel welcome. We also had chance to experience the...More

Thank Weimiemommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldies on tour ! Fort Nelson by Portsmouth. An old building but tastefully modern layout. So much to see in one visit . Easy access to all areas. Will definitely call again. Fascinating displays / exhibits of anything that goes BANG, plus an insight...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fort Nelson in August 2018 it is a really good day out AND ITS FREE ADMISSION, you can’t get better than that ,it has some splendid exhibits, would highly recommend a visit to this venue , you won’t be disappointed, it has an...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good day out for those gloomy days with the children. A place you can go time after time & still find some thing new. The cafe is also child friendly with wholesome food.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty to see at the fort from seeing how the fort overlooked all the land around to all types of artillery from small to massive.

Thank RogerReynolds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Royal Armouries when the poppy installation was in the grounds. It was beautiful, if sad. There are plenty of other things to see /do, whilst there. It's very informative .

Thank annmar46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live near by but hadn’t been inside for many years so we went up with the grandchildren, we walked round with interest and was impressed with all the brickwork, outside we walked up onto the banks and the children had a good run around...More

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum with my son and was pleasantly surprised. It is a cracking place to visit, very interesting with a lot more on display than I expected. The information on how and why the fort was built was great, with details about the...More

Thank Jason R
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Darkangel70 | Reviewed this property |
This is in Portsmouth
27 July 2018|
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Response from whitevanman2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay £3 to use the car park - even if you just want to sit in your car and admire the view.
19 June 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question - as previous answers have indicated unfortunately you cannot see the sculpture from the car park. The tip of it can be seen from a public footpath to the north of the Fort however if that's of... More