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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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great for a rainy day

This is a free afternoon out with lots of local history and activities for the whole family. Interesting exhibits with good explanations so no need for a guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a free afternoon out with lots of local history and activities for the whole family. Interesting exhibits with good explanations so no need for a guide.

Thank tvk726
Bristol, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

How refreshing to find somewhere that's free to enter (contributions are invited). Car parking is very easy, the views are great, the 'original' Nelson's column is intriguing, the fort's ramparts and tunnels are great fun to explore, the exhibits are interesting and the gun fire was suitably loud! We combined our trip with visits to Portchester Castle and Port Solent... More 

Thank Chris S
Elsecar, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A stunning venue with the new museum blending into the fort Knowledgable tour guides tell the story of the Fort and the southern Royal Armouries site Cafe serves a great selection and is a good space A good gift shop and close by parking The exhibits are a mixture of static and gun firing impressive

Thank Andrew E
Gosport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The function suite has been booked on two occasions by the family as a venue for friends and family to gather following funerals. The catering is always excellent and the quite of the venue is ideal for reflecting on memories of those we have lost. The added bonus is that there is a great deal of interest in the many... More 

Thank Paul H
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and it is FREE !! Quite an array of guns and history all in a great setting. Nice to see that the fort has been saved and is fairly original, as too many old forts/redoubts are sold off/destroyed which once gone cannot be replaced and leaves nothing for future generations to see. For Fort Nelson I... More 

Thank Peter R L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great variety of weapons. Ranging in size fem personal weapons, to a huge artillery piece on a train. Tanks, Cannon, Guns, and when you need to be refreshed, there is a great cafe to replenish your energy. Loads of room for kids to roam, and to see history up close.

Thank PietreS
Reading, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here one a family afternoon out as there are no admission fees or parking charges so is great for a cheap day out. One of the party was a 6yr boy who absolutely loved it there so its great for the kids. He spent about 2hours running from one gun to see another, bigger one to look at.... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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786 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the Royal Armouries sites - Fort Nelson up on Portsdown Hill is a well worth visit, entry is free and the views across Portsmouth harbour and surrounding areas are excellent. There is plenty to see and do and the displays are well laid out. Its a truly great place to visit.

Thank Howlo
Luton, Beds, England
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Portsmouth and wanted to do something different under cover as it was raining and Google suggested this. What a great find. Bigger bonus, it was free! Very pleasant staff on arrival. Bought a booklet as it showed you the area and events. The cafe was very nice. Lovely cuppa and various items on the menu. Plenty of facilities... More 

Thank Dianne B
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good day out with children. It's also free which is great. It has lots of interesting things to look at and tunnels to walk through

Thank Mandy P

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