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

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Stumbled over this place on a weekend away..a lovely place to visit and added bonus free admissions..kids loved running through the tunnels and hiding around corners..has a coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stumbled over this place on a weekend away..a lovely place to visit and added bonus free admissions..kids loved running through the tunnels and hiding around corners..has a coffee shop and a gift shop..great if you have a few hours to spare.

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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is a little gem, fabulous views over the city, free to get in, nice cafe and interestingly stocked little shop, it has underground tunnels, guns of all sizes and steeped in information and history. Well worth a visit for all ages.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is great as its free and educational you can while away a few hours. My little one loves running about in the tunnels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great to explore and lots of history. Lots of rooms with exciting and rare displays. Good for a rainy day too.

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Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Free entry is a clear bonus. The parking is better these days and the new entry / cafe area is much better than previously. The exhibits all tell their own story- it's a good place to visit when the weather is poor. Use the tunnels to see the battlements without getting wet!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This attraction is for family members of all ages. Entrance is free and there is so much to explore. A particular highlight is the gun salute at 1pm. The coffee and gift shops are both very reasonable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fantastic time ..so much for the kids to do and experience..friendly helpful staff..take a picnic and enjoy the whole day

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portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I live quite close to Fort Nelson but I had never paid it a visit until now. There is so much to see and do here. There are canons of all shapes and sizes, dark mysterious tunnels to explore, an excellent museum, wonderful views of Portsmouth and the South Downs, a cafe with reasonable prices and the entrance is free... More 

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Co Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill is a superb experience for young and old. An amazing collection of old canon dating back to the mid 1400s together with canon captured at The Battle of Waterloo , Crimea War and other campaigns. You can also see part of the Iraq Supergun which nearly got exported from UK... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a wonderful museum. Large and impressive array of machine type guns from recent wars down to the canons and pistols of old. Some were extremely large in size. A lot of history here. The fort itself is interesting to look around, especially the tunnel underneath the fort that is still open to public. Certains time there are displays of... More 

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