Seriously spooky Halloween thrills and chills at historic Fort Nelson - Monday, 11 October 2010

Dr Terror and unicorn
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Looking for a great event to get the kids in the mood in the run up to the spookiest night of the year? Then join mad Victorian scientist Dr Terror on a spine-chilling journey into the dark tunnels and chambers beneath Fort Nelson, near Fareham.

Venture into the Vampire’s Tomb and witness the hideous new additions to one of the most ghoulish collections known to man – including frightening freaks, mighty monsters and hordes of hideous horrors!

Spooky highlights include ghoulish sound effects, spectral sightings, and all manner of things that go ‘bump in the night’.

The event runs from Tuesday, October 26, to Saturday, October 30, and early booking is advisable although any unsold tickets will be sold each day. Tickets are available now (T: 01329 848500 Prices: 16+ £5, 3-15 £2.50, under 3s free, or buy a family ticket for £12 – two adults/up to two children.)

Operations manager Mark Selwood said, “The Fort is a fantastic, atmospheric setting and is ideal for staging Halloween events. Dr Terror and the Vampire’s Tomb is a great way to keep kids entertained during the October half-term and is an ideal build-up to Halloween itself.”

On a less chilling note, there’s also a chance for kids to enjoy other Halloween activities, including free hands-on sessions where children can make horrible Halloween handicrafts to take home

Further details of this and the full Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining Events calendar by visiting:



Reporters and photographers are welcome at the event, please call in advance if possible.

Media contact

Joss Loader
Tel: 07838 379599

Notes to editors:

Free admission will still apply for the museum and daily gun firings for non-event visitors. The café and shop will be open for business as normal.