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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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For anyone interested in history its a no brainer!

What a great place. So interesting. So much to see and do and yet its free. You dont often find places like this so its a must see. My boys aged 3 and 5 were perhaps a little too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What a great place. So interesting. So much to see and do and yet its free. You dont often find places like this so its a must see. My boys aged 3 and 5 were perhaps a little too young to appreciate it but hey still had fun.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My kids loved it here before the new section was built but it wasn't good on when the weather was bad bit now with the new section they love it even more than ever I highly recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fab day out with my 9yr old nephew, free car parking and free admission. We did purchase a ticket for the kids activity which was digging for artefacts, which I think he was rather old for however still enjoyed it. We spent roughly 4 hours walking around, through the tunnels, viewing the museums, which also had some brilliant games for... More 

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Northampton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Didn't dislike anything. The staff and the food are excellent and made us feel very welcome. There's lots to see and do at the venue too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

we went with three teenagers .15 , 16 & 17 , in most places they would get charged adult prices now, but highly unfair when they are students, We all enjoyed walking around looking at the fort, took a picnic had a couple of hours here on easter Monday, At 1 pm there is a short cannon shot off. Very... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After reading a review went to have a look, something for everyone. Lots of room to wander around staff very helpful and informative, kids of all ages enjoyed the history, exhibits, tunnels and the views.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Fort Nelson is an overlooked gem. We saw no advertising for it whilst around Portsmouth, but its quietness meant no queues and the ability to get a good look at all of the exhibits. There's a lot here - allow a good three hours, especially if you want to eat at the excellent café in the entrance building. We all... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went today after living here 3 years. Really interesting - lots of cannons/big guns. The views are stunning and our 2 boys loved the tunnels and exploring. It's not the easiest place to get around with a buggy but well worth a look. We'll definitely be coming back :)

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went there thinking I won't be there long, but wow what a good day out it was....and it was free entry and free car park...it is a must see.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great attraction. Mainly because the guns, exhibits and story boards are so good. The history behind the Palmerston forts is fascinating. The staff were really great. The only downside is that they have prevented visitors from seeing out over the top of the fort for health and safety reasons.

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