Fort Nelson building

Fort Nelson

The Fort Nelson museum shop will be closed from 1pm on Monday 26th March to allow for our annual stocktake. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our online shop will remain open as usual.

Discover the national collection of artillery at Fort Nelson.

Explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers at this fully restored Victorian fort.

Fort Nelson sits on top of Portsdown Hill, near Fareham in Hampshire. It is 10 minutes drive from Fareham, and 17 miles east of Southampton.

Admission is free.

Please note: Only guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.

Opening times

Open daily

Summer (Apr-Oct)
10am – 5pm
Winter (Nov-Mar)
10.00am – 4pm

Last admission is one hour before closing

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December


Admission is free


Royal Armouries Museum
Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN

Contact us

General enquiries
01329 233 734

Booking enquiries
0113 220 1888

Venue hire enquiries
01329 848 518

Media enquiries
0113 220 1978

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