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Exhibitions

Explore the Royal Armouries exhibitions here.

These exhibitions complement our collections as well as challenge many pre-conceived ideas. Overall their aim is to educate and entertain.

Some of our exhibitions are large and occupy a distinct exhibition area; others may be smaller and form part of a current gallery or display.

Did you know?

The fort with its back to the sea

Fort Nelson, which sits proudly above Portsmouth Harbour, originally pointed its guns inland. At the time it was feared that a French attack would come by land, and not sea.