The World at War

See American, British, Russian and German soldiers of the 1940s battle for control of the fort. Walk through camouflaged living history emplacements, meet soldiers, see D-Day, Eastern Front and Home Front displays.

Also featuring period weapons displays, pyrotechnics, artillery firings, military vehicles, a recreation of the Portsmouth air defence room and much more! Part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the start of the Second World War.


Entry to Fort Nelson is Free.

Access to the arena displays:
Adults: £4.00
Children: Free


At half past each hour commencing 10.30am small displays featuring talks, presentations, displays and a chance to meet the horse & mule in the stables.

From 11am on the hour every hour a big display in the arena culminating in the main battle at 3pm.