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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Lovely venue what a change since the 1990's

Well set out, very informative, plenty to see and do, staff very knowledgeable. Views are very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David H
Fareham, United Kingdom
Blown Away

Visited Fort Nelson on our holiday, plenty to see and do Grandchildren loved it especially the gun... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John I
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well set out, very informative, plenty to see and do, staff very knowledgeable. Views are very good. So much to see.

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Fort Nelson on our holiday, plenty to see and do Grandchildren loved it especially the gun fire at 13.00 hrs each day. Nice for a picnic and where can you spend a day for free with the kids these days.

Thank John I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Visit regularly, sometimes just for a coffee, other times for a longer walk around. Yesterday was as good as always, even better with the sun being out and some spectacular views over Portsmouth harbour and the RN's new aircraft carrier.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you are in, an excellent venue, great exhibits and a gun firing demonstration. Children loved the outside play area set up as an assault course...extra charge but worth it. However, long walk back to the cafe for a coffee when the outside cafe by...More

Thank Robert J
nigel h, General Manager at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review Robert, so glad you had a good visit but my apologies for our current parking situation. Unfortunately we have been victims of our own success! Our visitor numbers have grown dramatically over the past few years and partially as a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting museum with lots to see. Huge place inside and easy to get lost. I had a particular interest in the 'Blakely Rifle' and had no idea where to look for it. The assistants were very helpful and fetched 'Tom' who would know if...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to from Butlins Bognor and the surrounding areas Free parking and no charge for admission we spent over 4 hrs there and did not see everything. A good mix of artillery, they even fire a gun, as well as some interactive and...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today is my son Paul's 50th birthday and we were going to have a good day out. The rain was throwing it down as we dashed to the coffee shop. But we were safe inside the Royal Armories surrounded by guns and signed up for...More

Thank 3bagsfull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brill place to visit for the whole family. Plenty to see and do and entry is free.It is set in one of the old forts with loads of histry.

Thank reg m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our six year old grandson to hear and see the gun firing at Fort Nelson over the holidays and we all had a great time. Entrance to the fort is free and there is so m7ch to see and do, and plenty of...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in military history, particularly artillery, this is a must for you. and all for free. excellent

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August 31, 2017|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks to all for the responses above! My apologies for the delay in replying myself. Being a Victorian Fort it is fair to say that the level of accessibility is not how we would ideally like it to be. Having said that... More
August 7, 2016|
Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Good morning! Unfortunately dogs are not allowed within the visitor centre or the museum I'm afraid - although assistance dogs are admissible. However there is a ditch that surrounds the Fort which is very popular with dog... More
Deborah D
August 23, 2015|
Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hi Deborah, yes we are open 7 days a week - the only days we close are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day - although if the snow is bad we have closed then as well! During the summer months the Museum opens every day... More