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Fort Nelson

History Live Weekends

Meet characters from the Fort's history / Victorian era
14th August - 10:00 am - 15th August - 5:00 pm

Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer and meet characters from Fort Nelson’s past. People involved in its construction and opening in Victorian times to those who fought in the two World Wars.

24 & 25 July  Victorian era / Civil engineer
31 July & 1 August  First World War / Royal Garrison Artillery  
7 & 8 August    Second World War / ATS and  Home Guard 
14 & 15 August  Victorian era / Soldier and a Sergeant’s wife  
21 & 22 August  First World War / Royal Garrison Artillery and Munitionette 
28, 29 & 30 August   Second World War / Royal Garrison Artillery and Home Guard  

Victorian era – Soldier and a Sergeant’s wife
When Fort Nelson opened in 1871 the danger it was built to protect against had passed. So what do you do with a massive brick fort that cost thousands of pounds to build? Find out from a couple of occupants what life was like in a Victorian fort.

All our History Live! events are free to attend.

Pre-book your visit to Fort Nelson

We recommend pre-booking your arrival time and parking to guarantee your visit as we will be restricting the number of visitors on site to help keep everyone safe. You are welcome to visit without booking but you may have to wait to enter or return later in the day.

Please be aware that due to the continued impact of COVID-19, our staff team may have to self-isolate at short notice. Unfortunately, this may affect our ability keep the museum fully open and to deliver our live events programme. We will only close the museum as a last resort if we cannot open safely. All updates will be communicated on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as on our website.

If we are required to close the site to visitors we will automatically refund any charges for parking and the assault course for the dates affected. Refunds will be issued within 10 working days.