Mobilising the big guns - Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Photocall – You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to record a major milestone in the £3.5m revamp of the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson at 11am on Monday (July 4).

See international engineers Beck and Pollitzer move some of the greatest guns in Britain’s long and illustrious history into their new home; the breathtaking new glass-sided gallery The Voice of The Guns.

The highly-skilled operation starts Monday – watch the anti-aircraft guns that defended Britain from the power of the German Luftwaffe as they’re manoeuvred into position.

Fort Nelson has undergone a major revamp, thanks to a £2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Project highlights also include a new visitor centre, classroom-of-the future, and brand new café overlooking The Solent and Meon Valley.

Please confirm by 4pm on Thursday if you are planning to attend – email or call 07838 379599.

A detailed press release will be issued on Monday.

Engineering company Beck & Pollitzer have issued a copy of their case study for moving the guns which can be downloaded.

The Fort is home to the national collection of big guns and remains open during the construction period. For more details, visit

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Media contact

Joss Loader
Primary PR Ltd.
Tel: 07838 379599

Notes to editors

Download the PDF press release.