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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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Wow what a find!!!!!

We went here spur of the moment, and were totally blown away. Well organised, informative and imaginative. We visited with 2 young children 3 and 5, and the museum captivated all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We went here spur of the moment, and were totally blown away. Well organised, informative and imaginative. We visited with 2 young children 3 and 5, and the museum captivated all of us. The displays were integrative and had things to touch and feel. The semaphore flags and dressing up were a highlight. The cafe was nice and staffed by... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had visited before but this was the first time since the major refurbishment. It is a brilliant trip out, especially as it is FREE! Great exhibitions and it is fun to explore the tunnels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lots to see. Its not just the guns, the fort itself was interesting. Good exhibitions and guides helpful. Teenaged children were entertained.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fantastic place to visit with the big guns! Free entry and the fort itself is a nice place anyway. Museum part was well set out and with great displays. Super! The kids loved it and esp exploring the tunnels. I never thought I'd get to see the real "Arms to Iraq"!

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Bucknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We saw and heard the 250 pounder gun being fired, which was impressive. The guide was knowledgeable about everything.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of space for littles ones to explore. We went for a day when there was a firing and my grandson loved it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came across the site by chance whilst out on a drive whilst visiting family. From memory the site isn't widely advertised. The site is located on Portsdown hill and offers some great views of the local area. On the day we visited, the weather was overcast and drizzly, but that didn't affect the day as most of the site... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We came across this a bit by chance, but had a great visit, there are many highlights of what is the national collection of artillery, from the morters that fired 3ft diameter spheres, to parts of the Iraqi Supergun. but for me the WW1 rail mounted gun was the most impressive. Really enjoyed the visit

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Portchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I first knew Fort Nelson when clearing and restoration were just starting. An amateur dramatic group was formed and we gave a peripatetic performance of the fort's history from building up to the second world war. We took the audience round the barracks, tunnels, mortars, parade ground and other areas. Forward 30 years or so and it has developed into... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We love the Armouries, we have 3 young girls and they love the museum and the ammunition tunnel. The food in the Cafe is tasty and good value for money.

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