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Falklands 40 Exhibition

What Portsmouth Saw
21st April, 10:00 am to 9th July, 5:00 pm

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Come and hear the personal histories of veterans who served in the Falklands conflict in this free exhibition.

The temporary exhibition features recordings of local servicemen discussing their experiences of returning to Portsmouth Harbour, alongside video footage from BBC South and photographs from The News, which are sure to spark memories of these emotional homecomings.

Portsmouth played a huge part in the Falklands War. Of the 127 ships that sailed the 8,000 miles to the Falklands, a third of the taskforce were prepared in the dockyard. From its elevated position overlooking the Solent, Fort Nelson was witness to this key period in British history.

Entrance to Fort Nelson and this temporary Falklands exhibition entry is free. Please pre-book your visit.

Find out more about the history of the Falklands and its association with Fort Nelson with our online exhibition including videos from local servicemen.

Book here for visits from 18 April to 23 July 2023