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Fort Nelson

May half term

Second World War themed activities
27th May - 10:00 am - 31st May - 5:00 pm

Fort Nelson has played its part in conflicts from Victorian times through to the Second World War. Come and find out about its fascinating history in this week of themed family activities for half term.

Programme of daily events

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Join the Home Guard

A member of the Fort Nelson Home Guard will drill young recruits in how to identify and disable an enemy tank. Their new skills will be put into practice as they work together to build a giant jigsaw tank.


Experience the sounds and emergency drills used during wartime air-raids.

Second World War tours

Fact-packed guided tours with special emphasis on the Second World War elements of the collection.

Special Operations Executive (SOE) talk

Find out about this courageous underground army that waged a secret war in occupied Europe.

Weapons of D-Day 

A chance to get your hands on history in a themed object handling session.