Seriously Spooky: Halloween thrills and chills at historic Fort Nelson - Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Dare you descend into the depths of Fort Nelson during the spookiest week of the year? The Royal Armouries are staging family events and ghost tours to mark the run-up to Halloween.

Family events to keep the kids out of mischief run from Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October.

Highlight of the Halloween week is the chance to visit Dr Terror, the mad Victorian scientist who takes up residence in the tunnels under the Fort during October half term. 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!

The spine-chilling tours include ghoulish sound effects, spectral sightings, and all manner of things that go ‘bump in the night’. With an all-new story for 2009, regular visitors and newcomers alike are sure to enjoy venturing into the labyrinth of chambers beneath Fort Nelson.

Tickets are available now:
Tel: 01329 848500
*Prices: £4, 3-15 £2.50 (16+)

Fort Operations Manager Mark Selwood said, ‘This is a unique underground Halloween adventure for all age groups – except for those with a nervous disposition and we would advise parents to decide whether the event is suitable for their youngsters, based on their knowledge of the individual child.’

On a less chilling note, there’s also a chance for kids to enjoy make and take Halloween craft activities (£2 charge per child applies), plus free spooky storytelling and more.

Twilight Tour’s popular Ghost Investigations (adults only, 16+) will take place on Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 October at the Fort. Come and experience paranormal investigations in a historic setting.

For more information, and to buy tickets priced £25, call 01329 848511.

Further details can also be obtained by visiting


During half-term week, the Royal Armouries regular guided tour schedule will not include the tunnels and they will be closed to non-Halloween visitors because of the event. Guided tours will still be available, but concentrating on other areas of the Fort.

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

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Joss Loader
Primary PR Ltd.
Tel: 07838 379599

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