Skip to main content
Loading Events
Fort Nelson

Genesis, operations, decay and rebirth

Fort Talk | In-person lecture
21st September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Book now

Speaker: Lewis Sharpe – Member of the Palmerston Forts Society

This talk will cover the history of Fort Nelson. You will hear about the political and strategic context in which the decision was made to build the Fort, how it was intended to be armed and how and why the subsequent operational life of the Fort differed from these plans.

New uses in the first half of the 20th century were followed by abandonment and dereliction but the determination of local government, sympathetic institutions and some highly motivated individuals and clubs led to its rescue and rebirth.

Fort Talks will take place in person at Fort Nelson, starting at 2pm. Tickets cost £5. Your ticket includes parking and entry to the museum.

Why not make a day of it – explore the national collection of artillery, visit our cafe for a delicious light lunch, and enjoy an interesting and engaging lecture.