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Kitchen and Barracks

19th century kitchen with 2 large windows a stove, table with bowls and food items and 2 chairs

Explore the kitchen and barracks to discover what life was like for the average Victorian soldier living at Fort Nelson.

Food provided for the men was adequate but basic and was prepared in the officer's mess kitchen. The room still has the original Victorian range in place.

Victorian barrack room, long dining table with bench seating, resting area with soldiers belongings

Visit the reconstructed barrack room where the men rested and lived while they were stationed at the Fort and see their equipment and dining area.

The hospital room shows the work of Florence Nightingale, and the improvements she introduced to help wounded soldiers recover.