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Fort Nelson

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

Fort Nelson Opening times

  • 10 am to 5 pm – Wednesday to Sunday from 8th June to 22nd July (term time)
  • 10 am to 5 pm – Every day from Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 4th September (Summer school holidays)

What to see and do at Fort Nelson

Booking tickets to visit Fort Nelson

We recommend pre-booking tickets and we do have walk-in tickets available.

Book tickets to visit Fort Nelson

What you can see at Fort Nelson

Step back in time and explore a fully restored Victorian fort with its high ramparts, original fortifications, massive parade ground, underground tunnels, stunning panoramic views and exciting collection of big guns.

What to do at Fort Nelson

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

We also have entertaining children’s activities, and a café serving delicious refreshments. It’s a great day out for the whole family – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Featured events

Fort Nelson What Portsmouth Saw Wednesday 25th May to Sunday 25th September 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Open daily, 10am - 5pm Wednesday 20th July to Sunday 4th September 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sunday 25th September 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sunday 23rd October 2022 Find out more

Fort Nelson Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life Sunday 20th November 2022 Find out more

Opening times
8th June to 22nd July
Wednesday to Sunday

23rd July to 4th September
Every day
Admission
Museum admission is free.
Pre-book online
Location
Portsdown Hill Road
Portsmouth, PO17 6AN United Kingdom

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