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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1329 233734
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Not huge amounts to see here, but what there is is well maintained, in addition to looking at the displays, the kids enjoyed charging up and down the parade ground. Now this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not huge amounts to see here, but what there is is well maintained, in addition to looking at the displays, the kids enjoyed charging up and down the parade ground. Now this isn't a free attraction up to the standards of the london museams, far from it, but for a couple of hours free distraction, its quite interesting and child... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a great place for information and exhibitions. The gun firing is a must especially when they are doing re enactments as they are so helpful and informative about the experience showing real enthusiasm by all the staff. Plenty of things to see and to have a picnic. You don't find many places like this for free. Brilliant... More 

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Portsmouth
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit here, we loved it. The history behind a lot of the weapons on display is amazing! There was a great gun firing display aswell which was intresting! Would most certainly recommend that you visit.

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New Forest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I last visited in August 2001, so I was looking forward to seeing the redevelopments which I was aware had taken place in recent years. First of all, entry is now free which is a bonus. I was very impressed with what I saw - there is a new visitor centre, a cafe and a museum with a very extensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A rather interesting place to visit especially if you are a history buff. Wear good shoes as there is a lot of walking over the vast complex. At end of visit, coffee is available.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fantastic collection and the beginnings of a really good museum. The interior displays are interesting and unusual but the collection of WW11 guns incredible. Kids have space to run and explore and as it also fires off one gun or another regularly (daily) which we missed. A good view all round Portsmouth and the surrounding area is a bonus, little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I absolutely love this place. When I am stuck for something to do with the kids I take them here and spend hours walking around the fort and checking out the guns. The kids love it when we make a day of it and take a picnic. It's also free, no entry fee.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The collection of weapons is fantastic and one of the best I've seen. The location in a 19th Century artillery fort is very interesting and the displays they have set up are interesting and educational. The tour is brilliant and the tour guide I had was very funny and considerate of issues that people in the group may have had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First off, this attraction is FREE!! There is absolutely no cost whatsoever, although you can make a donation. Parking is available near to the entrance and there are 2 other additional parking areas on the other side of the road. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We spent about 3 hours here, its in really good condition, with... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We came here as part of a tour and this meant we had a guide for our visit. He was excellent and made the visit so much better as we could ask questions and he could expand on the signage with more details and tales. The tunnels are interesting and their use during the war are quite scary (a lot... More 

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Address: Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1329 233734
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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