DEFEND THE FORT

Event: Defend the Fort

10:00am Monday 7th April 2014 - 5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014 at Fort Nelson

DEFEND THE FORT!

This Easter come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to Defend the Fort!

There will be a range of activities for all the family.

HAVE-A-GO GUN DRILL

After donning their uniforms in the Guardroom, our Drill Sergeant will train the young recruits to follow an authentic Victorian gun drill. The children will work in teams to charge, ram and load a bronze 3-pounder Mountain Gun.

Sessions last approximately 45 minutes
Suitable for ages 5 – 12
Sessions at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Tickets £3 (no advance booking necessary)
Children must be accompanied by an adult during this activity.

DAILY GUN FIRING

Experience the power and might of the Victorian 2.95 Mountain Gun, which will be fired every day at 1pm on The Parade.
Free

GUIDED TOURBUILDING AND DEFENDING

This special guided tour will show you how and why Fort Nelson was built and the measures taken to defend it.

Tour: £3.00 per adult / children free
Tickets from the Visitor Centre