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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Ranked #5 of 50 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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South Wales UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Having gone into Portsmouth and nearly paid £56 to visit 8 'exhibits' what a breath of fresh air it was to dump that as being totally 'overpriced' and head off to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson where entry is free, and you can spend a long time going around all the exhibits and through the underground tunnels inside Fort... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The 'new feature' - a massive railway gun from the first world war enhance this incredible collection. There is a great deal to see including the live firing of a 25 pounder howitzer on the weekday we were there. They even have parts of the Iraqi 'super gun' which was at the centre of the 'arms to Iraq' scandal in... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The revamp is excellent, weekend gun firing not to be missed, and the amount of equipment including the Iraqi super gun manufactured by Churchill-Matrix, not to be missed nor is the 200 tonne train gun

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Worthing
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6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a wonderful museum - I can't believe it is free! So much to see, I am still not sure we saw everything as it is a bit of a maze. This was a real discovery for me today. I loved walking through the North Tunnel and there are so many stunning exhibits. There is also a lot of information... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The refit to Fort Nelson has turn this venue into a 1st class attraction. We went with a member who needed a wheel chair the new facilities allowed 100 percent involvement. There were events round the fort during our visit that held our sons attention. A good half day out.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must for families especially. Can be found on Portsdown Hill and you must spend the time just looking at the great view from the top before going into Fort Nelson. This is a free event and is very interesting with hands on things for children to do. My husband and I had a wonderful couple of hours... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have been driving past this place for ages & had never been in, and due to a last minute change to an original day out, I took a disabled friend there purely out of something to do - We both found it amazing, with such a huge collection of armaments & displays we were surprised that we ended up spending... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's Free, it's fun, it's very very interesting, the views from the hill over Portsmouth are great and did I mention it's free?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I came here with my two children aged 5 and 3 for the last day of the holidays. What a fantastic day out we all had! I can't believe we've not been here before. There were so many things to see. I knew my son would love the guns and cannons but my daughter had so many questions and was... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited several times and its a great place to absorb some of the area's history and it is free. Boys and girls love climbing on the huge cannons and guns (where it is appropriate) with great views over Portsmouth harbour. At times there are tours with costumed guides which are excellent for the slightly older age group, a... More

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