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Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson is now fully open

Term time: 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sundays 

School holidays: 10am to 4pm Every day

Book now for general tickets

We recommend pre-booking tickets as we only have a limited number of walk-in tickets available.

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 Festive fun at the Fort Wed 1 Dec - Thu 23 Dec 2021 Find out more

Fort Nelson Sold Out Sat 18 Dec - Thu 23 Dec 2021 Find out more

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sun 16 Jan 2022 Find out more

Opening times
Now open 10am to 4pm

Wednesday to Sunday during term time

Daily during school holidays

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