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Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson is now fully open

Term time: 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Sundays 

School holidays: 10am – 5pm Every day

Book now for general tickets

Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries’ national collection of artillery and historic cannon.

Step back in time and explore a fully restored Victorian fort with its high ramparts, original fortifications, massive parade ground and underground tunnels.

Explore our national museum housing over 700 pieces of artillery from across the world and spanning 600 years of history. See a 15th-century Turkish bombard cannon, a gigantic 200-tonne railway howitzer and the infamous Iraqi supergun.

With an exciting collection of big guns, stunning panoramic views, entertaining children’s activities, and a café serving delicious refreshments – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Featured events

Fort Nelson October half term Mon 25 Oct - Fri 29 Oct 2021 Find out more

Opening times
Now open

Wed - Sun during Term Time
10am – 5pm

Daily during Half-Term 23 - 31 October
10am – 5pm

Museum admission is free.
Pre-book online
Portsdown Hill Road
Fareham, PO17 6AN United Kingdom

Portsdown Hill Road
United Kingdom
PO17 6AN
+44 (0) 1329 233 734