Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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  • What a surprise, great for the family. It’s free, but wouldn’t mind paying. Very interesting for all. We all had a great time.  more »
  • Short 10 minute drive up form Portsmouth.We visited on a snowy bitterly cold day. The guide was excellent though I think he enjoyed talking to us outside in the snow too much! Good informative halls a...  more »
  • As a lover of all thing historical I was hoping that I would not be let down by the experience. For a free historic site or even a paying one this was fantastic. Nkown as Palmerstons folly, he spent h...  more »
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  • Great place to explore. There's not enough to make a whole day of it unless you're really into guns and cannons, but the kids enjoyed the tunnels and museum pieces for a couple of hours. Considering this is all for free, I thought this was excellent.
  • Fascinating historic place to visit. Free entry but worth donating to. Great for the kids and adults with canons, guns, armoured vehicles, tunnels to explore etc. Lovely grassy embankments to picnic or buy food in the cafe. Be sure to watch the canon firing demonstration at 1pm. Parking free but limited. There is another park opposite.
  • Amazing quality for free! It accurately details loads of guns from the 1400s to the 1990s, and things from the gift shop are very good at a reasonable price!
  • What a fabulous place. Guns galore. Every artillery piece imaginable. Terrific displays. Great for families. Free to go in and free to park. Nice cafe with outside seating.
  • The young lady on the reception desk told me there was no charge to visit the fort but i made a donation anyway.The donations pay for upkeep,toilet rolls,light bulbs and new exhibits.The fort is government funded but don't pay for everything.I would have given the people who work here 6 stars if i could.The displays were excellent and everything was laid out well and explained.The fort is big,as are some of the guns.I recommend a visit here even if you aren't into things that go bang and just seeking an interesting day out somewhere new.I was in the middle east during Gulf War One and had heard of the Iraqi super gun but never seen it.It turns out it might,had it been completed,been pointed in my direction.I had been in Israel at the commencent of hostilities.I had planned to stay anyway but when the air raids started things got serious.I stayed put.At the fort and looking at the gun barrels i dwelt on yet another lucky escape and thanked my guardian angel.Thank you for your time and please visit the fort if you can.

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