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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 45 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

How wonderful that there is no charge at all to visit Fort Nelson. I love forts and castles and this is no exception. It is packed with wondrous things to see from tanks to cannons, cannon balls and twice a year demonstrates cannon fire. I love taking visiting friends there and cannot rate it highly enough.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

With views over Portsmouth and to the Isle of Wight, this hill-top attraction is large and well stocked with armaments. Information boards could do with fleshing out a little, tends to be more technical than entertaining, and the signs pointing out routes could also do with an upgrade. Not that there is much to criticise. Need at least two hours... More 

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Cosham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Free parking and free entrance. a nice café and a supergun. Loads of guns and plenty of history, tunnels etc worth a visit

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Interactive, interesting and great fun for all ages. I would have no hesitation recommending this place.

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Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Apologies for the tardy review as we visited last summer. We took our children to visit the excellent Royal Armouries museum during the school holidays. The museum has a very clean, modern and airy visitor centre/cafe offering reasonably priced food and gifts. The museum itself is very interesting, there are a lot of informative displays. The children enjoyed exploring the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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