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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1329 233734
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Ranked #5 of 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the kids and have a run around the fort.Lots to see including access to the underground tunnels.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Located just north of Portsmouth. A Palmeston Fort built around 1860 to repell an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte's Nephew Napoleon 3 - The invasion didn't happen. So this one of a collection of forts which form a semi circle north of Portsmouth were dubbed Palmeston follies. Palmeston was the Prime Minister to authorised the building of them. The fort is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Shame not more there, the main hall was interesting but has to be more interactive. The new part of the building has added to the overall experience.

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband wanted to go - I thought I would be bored rotten but it is well worth a visit and I am happy to recommend it. pick a good day as there is as much outside as in. A sunny day can be squandered away happily in there and the views are stupendous

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A small museum, part of the naval warfare set of museums around Portsmouth. Set atop Portsdown hill, glorious views over Portsmouth, Gosport and the Solent. Check their calendar for highlights (live firing) and there really is a massive collection of firepower to see. Cafe worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The setting of this exhibition is great - a Victorian fortress on high ground overlooking Portsmouth, Gosport and the Isle of Wight on one side, with the sprawl of Hampshire countryside on the other. However, there was very little to see inside - the original building hasn't been altered much, but there were few exhibits and no demonstrations. It was,... More 

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nigel h, General Manager at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, responded to this review

So sorry you were disappointed with your visit to the Fort. We would love to be able to show you the many indoor galleries showing the chronological development of artillery, the original Victorian kitchen & barrack room and other exhibits - I wonder if for some reason you didn't manage to find these? - It can be a confusing site... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is great that it is free entry that is a real bonus. There is lots on display in this great museum and the staff are ever so friendly. The gift shop had lots of nice gifts and the tunnels are truly stunning.

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Larnaca, Cyprus
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took our grandsons here (ages 4.5 years and 2.5 years) on a rainy Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised when we found it was free of charge! The displays of guns and cannons etc kept them amused for almost 2 hours, especially the buttons to press and the tunnels. Most of our time was spent indoors which was good, although... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My other half was in his element visiting! Some really cool things to see. Was expecting to have a little bit more information on the history itself though. Was excellent to see the cannon being fired too! Make sure you wrap up warm as not much indoors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great attraction for military history buffs, but also suitable for families. Lots of good facilities for all the family. The kids will love running around in the spooky tunnels and will also find the interactive exhibits interesting. Be sure to check the timetable as there is normally a live firing of some big gun around midday. The most amazing thing;... More 

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