Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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  • I attended Fort Nelson for the 100 year centenary of the end of the 1st World War and I have been there a few times before but I forgot how good the museum is and its completely FREE! How many attract...  more »
  • Even if like me and do no expect to be interested in armoury think again. Yes, it is full of "boys toys" some of which really bring home the horror of the devastation they cause but the exhibition is ...  more »
  • We have been coming here for many years and each time we come we find something new. The collection on funds are amazing with the historical information excellent. Since the new entrance has opened th...  more »
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  • Great family day out - plenty to see and loads of room to run about. Interesting museum , but also a good place to explore with tunnels and ramparts. Museum is free and parking only £3 for the day. Cafe is reasonably priced for drinks and snacks. Contains some fascinating objects if you are into military history, or just like guns. Family friendly, but plenty for the history buff. Events such as cannon firing are regular, but check the website.
  • Our experience was on a very, very , wet Tuesday. Parking was easy, the entrance just a short walk. Staff were friendly and welcomed us in. The cafe was busy, the experience is very hands on. Interative, with games, puzzles , all displays well written too. As you learn about the history behind the construction, with displays of everyday life for those who served within its walls. This was my second visit and i intend to go again, with intentions of navigating the great spaces and tunnels with one of the tour guides. Hope this helps.
  • Not sure how this place can be free but I'm pretty impressed. Good tunnels and exhibits to keep the kids interested. The artillery gun firing is a must see too. Nice little cafe and plenty of inside stuff too for a rainy day. Heard someone complaining they had to pay for parking, believe it was £3. Considering it's free entry and you can easily get an afternoon out of it I'd challenge anyone to find something better for £3
  • Great day out, only costs £3 to park and there's so much to see. Loads of artillery pieces and lots of interesting plaques to read. Plus there are great views from the ramparts. Myself, my wife and 2 daughters all enjoyed ourselves here. Will be back for sure.
  • Fascinating and very good value visit. The fort itself has a lot of interesting history and is worth a visit on its own. The artillery collection is also interesting, guns from the earliest bombards right up to modern towed howitzers. I do feel though that the artillery collection could be better presented, the main galleries are well set up and the signage is good in them, but there are a number of rather sad looking pieces dotted around the parade ground that are totally unheralded and look in serious need of some TLC. The firing of the WW2 howitzer was a highlight, my kids loved it!
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