MERRY CHRISTMAS – FORT NELSON STYLE! - Friday, 6 December 2013

Step back in time at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson this festive season and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Visitors can enjoy a series of performances by costumed characters, bringing to life the Victorian fort’s kitchen and barrack areas.

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Fort operations manager Nigel Hosier said, “This will be a nostalgic and atmospheric glimpse into life at the fort, and how the Victorians celebrated. Unlike purpose-built museums, Fort Nelson is a historic monument in its own right and visitors may even sense the ghosts of Christmas past, as they complete our fascinating tours.”

The Christmas activities run on Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22, with performances in Private Dobson’s kitchen at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Each performance will last about 20 minutes and museum entrance, car parking and performances are free.

The 50-minute guided tours run at 11.15am and 1pm, priced £3 for adults and free for the under 16s.

Fort Nelson is home to the national collection of artillery – the big guns – including many fine examples of Victorian firepower. The museum includes new, state-of-the-art galleries and a 19-acre site to explore, complete with underground tunnels.

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Notes to editors

To find Fort Nelson, follow the brown Tourist signs from the M27. The Fort is open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm.

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