A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
- Starts at: 6:00pm Friday 14 May 2010
- Finishes at: 9:00pm Friday 14 May 2010
- Location: Fort Nelson
- Suitable for: Everyone
To celebrate this nationwide event Fort Nelson is hosting its own after-dark spectacular:
See searing displays as the explosive flashes of thunderous gunfirings light up the evening sky, also watch dramatic flaming torchlit performances of gunfights and duels and enjoy personal guided tours of museum galleries and areas not normally open to the public.
6.00 – Gates open
6.30 – Firing Display: The Great Mortars – See uniformed Victorian gunners firing the huge 13 inch mortar from the North Battery
6.45 – Live Performance: The Western Gunfight – Hollywood Myth vs Reality – See wild west six-shooter action as we compare the depictions of the silver screen with real life in the appropriately named Killing Field
7.00 – Firing Display: From Waterloo to the Western Front – See Napoleonic and First World War gunners in action
7.15 – Gallery Tour – join our curators for a personal tour of the museum galleries
Also at 7.15: Guided Tour: The 2nd & 3rd Lines of Defence – See the mortar batteries and chemin du ronde wall walk, including areas not normally open to the public.
7.30 – Firing Display: From D-Day to the Falklands – See a Second World War 25 pounder Field Gun and a 105mm Pack Howitzer in action
7.45 – Live Performance: The Duel of Honour – Hollywood Myth vs Reality – Learn about the Code Duello and see a recreation of the last English duel, as fought in 1845 on nearby Stokes Bay beach.
8.00 – Firing Display: The Great Mortars – Another chance to see uniformed Victorian gunners firing the huge 13 inch mortar from the North Battery
8.15 – Artillery Hall Tour – join our curators for a personal tour of the great guns of the Artillery Hall
Also at 8.15: Guided Tour: The 2nd & 3rd Lines of Defence – See the mortar batteries and chemin du ronde wall walk, including areas not normally open to the public.
8.45 – Finale Firing – See our grand battery of four guns fire a thunderous explosive salvo to conclude the event.
9.00 – Gates close
All normal museum galleries and areas of the Fort are open to visitors and the café is open for refreshments throughout the event.
Times: 6pm – 9pm
The location address, map and a guide to getting here can be found on the Visitor Information page