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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Portchester, United Kingdom
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Portchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Ok, lets say l never understand why such amazing historical places are not advertised more. Yes , we had to play hunt todays adventure ( being we are not modern don't use Sat Nav) . Our AA Atlas is our guide. As we travelled we had spied what we thought were dummy Ship Funnels. We where staying at Warners Sinah... More 

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portsmouth uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Some wonderful displays of equipment from world war 2, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. The tunnels are great for kids and the range of cannons is good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The armouries entrance has been modernised since I visited many years ago. We had family to stay so a trip here was great for a few hours. They have a nice cafe.

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Lewes, East Sussex UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Didn't expect too much from this museum but were pleasantly surprised. Although for me personally when you've seen one gun you've seen them all, my husband and 6 year old son loved it. Some of the guns are outside, some are in a big "hangar" type building and others are in the museum buildings. Everything from part of Hussein's supergun,... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a good trip on the boat first then off to see the Armouries Well worth the visit lots to see and the children were pleased they could get so near and touch some of the exhibits.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum is free but its content does not suffer for this. If you are interested in the history of fire power this will be for you it has some excellent examples of cannons through the ages. The fort itself with its tunnels is great fun to walk or if you have energetic children run around as lots of outdoor... More 

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Baconsthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

we had a rainy afternoon on our weeks holiday so decided to drive to this. We didn't expect this free attraction to be so big and after spending a couple of hours whizzing about we decided we need to go back. Gun firing is at 1pm which sadly we missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took the boys to Fort Nelson, wasn't really sure if they would enjoy it being aged 12, but they loved it. They enjoyed going through the tunnels and found the guide very informative. The cafe was a great relief afterwards and the scones and cakes were lovely, and great value too!

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