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Fort Nelson

Gun of the month

32-pounder Smoothbore BL
7th October - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fort Nelson is also one of the few places where you can experience live firings of historic artillery pieces. Find out more about some of the amazing big guns in our collection with our in-depth talks and tours.

32-pounder Smoothbore BL

The guns will be fired by uniformed detachments from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers, who will be available to talk about the guns and the firing drills they perform.

This is a free event and suitable for all ages.

Gun firing times

Ear defenders will be available.