Exterior view of Artillery Hall on a sunny day at Fort Nelson

Artillery Hall

Artillery Hall at Fort Nelson showcases twentieth-century artillery, including pieces from both World Wars.

See the striking 18-inch Railway Howitzer that was designed to smash First World War German trenches, but was not completed until after the war.

Visitors can also find earlier and elaborately decorated European pieces, as well as guns recovered from the sea, shown in de-salination tanks.



  • The Royal Armouries is committed to providing appropriate facilities for our visitors with disabilities or special needs.

  • The Royal Armouries museum at Fort Nelson offers a range of facilities: shop, cafe, corporate hire, and caters for group visits and the needs of visitors with disabilities.

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