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Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries’ national collection of artillery and historic cannon.

Opening times

  • 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday until 18th February (term time)
  • 10am to 4pm every day from Saturday 19th February to Sunday 27th February (half-term school holidays)

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We recommend pre-booking tickets as we only have a limited number of walk-in tickets available.

Step back in time and explore a fully restored Victorian fort with its high ramparts, original fortifications, massive parade ground and underground tunnels.

Explore our national museum housing over 700 pieces of artillery from across the world and spanning 600 years of history. See a 15th-century Turkish bombard cannon, a gigantic 200-tonne railway howitzer and the infamous Iraqi supergun.

With an exciting collection of big guns, stunning panoramic views, entertaining children’s activities, and a café serving delicious refreshments – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Featured events

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sun 16 Jan 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sun 13 Feb 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Victorian-themed mystery tour for children Mon 21 Feb - Fri 25 Feb 2022 Find out more

Opening times
5 Jan to 18 Feb: Wed to Sun : 10am to 4pm

19 Feb to 27 Feb: every day: 10am to 4pm

Museum admission is free.
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Portsdown Hill Road
Fareham, PO17 6AN United Kingdom

Portsdown Hill Road
United Kingdom
PO17 6AN
+44 (0) 1329 233 734