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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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One of those great free museums you find in England

You only pay £3.00 for parking so tremendous value for money to see some great history within one... read more

Reviewed today
Ovalmind
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Lee on the Solent
Brilliant

Really good and interesting place to visit and you only pay for parking, worth a visit even if the... read more

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CruiserWayne
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Kent
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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"gun firing"
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"free entry"
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"super gun"
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"live firing"
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"parade ground"
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"artillery pieces"
in 23 reviews
"iraqi supergun"
in 15 reviews
"portsdown hill"
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"poppy display"
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"free attraction"
in 29 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 83 reviews
"assault course"
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"few hours"
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"military history"
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"all ages"
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"excellent cafe"
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Reviewed today

You only pay £3.00 for parking so tremendous value for money to see some great history within one of Palmerston's Follies.

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Reviewed today

Really good and interesting place to visit and you only pay for parking, worth a visit even if the subject is not something you have an interest in

Thank CruiserWayne
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited today Saturday - it was very busy as it's the last weekend at Fort Nelson, but the volunteers were amazing and managed the crowds really well, so that everyone had a chance to get up close and take photos. It's truly awe inspiring and...More

Thank Helen G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. What a display ad probably one that will once in a life time. It was busy and suspect it will be even busier this weekend so, get there early

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited after a morning spent at Gunwharf Quays. Followed the satnav and was easy enough to find. Actually parked in a free car park opposite the location. To be honest I think parking was cheap but I thought the sign said disabled only. The poppy...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just got to see the Poppy Wave installation before it moved on to the next location of it's UK Tour. It was an incredible experience. Armaments are not really my thing but even I was impressed by the canons (particularly the highly ornate ones), the...More

Thank HeyerFan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Fort Nelson primarily to view the Poppy Wave but will definitely be going back. There is a great deal to take in and one day would hardly be enough time to see and appreciate everything especially if you have limited mobility like myself...More

Thank kenf707
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A quick review - SIMPLY BRILLIANT. What's more it was free! There was the history, the artefacts, the whole fort to explore. The Poppies were a bonus. There was so much to see that we will have to return!

Thank Swattsitallabout
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Fort Nelson specifically to view the 'Poppies; Wave' sculpture and we were not disappointed with the power and poignancy of the display. Fort Nelson proved to be an ideal venue for the work and it will be sad to see...More

Thank amiddletonsct
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have visited a few times since April, mainly to see poppies:wave but also to visit the Royal Armouries. What a great place! Free to visit, catering facilities brilliant with lots of gluten free options, the volunteer hosts were really knowledgable and helpful, site very clean...More

Thank Caroline B
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Bunniford
June 19, 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question - as previous answers have indicated unfortunately you cannot see the sculpture from the car park. The tip of it can be seen from a public footpath to the north of the Fort however if that's of... More
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MarkSue05
May 23, 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hi - many thanks for your question. The museum itself is free admission, however we have had to invest heavily in our car parking facilities to cope with the demand for 'Poppies: Wave'! Therefore there is currently a £3.00... More
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bearone235
April 23, 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for the question! We have just completed some substantial improvements to our grass overflow car park to allow as many visitors to visit us during the summer months as possible. Due to that work we are... More
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