Fort Nelson - Royal Armouries Museum

Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire PO17 6AN
Portsdown Hill Road Portchester England PO17 6AN GB

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal armouries collection of artillery – the Big Guns.

Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is an historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s.
With over 350 big guns on display, the museum traces the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to the modern day.

Explore the vast 19-acre monument, including the underground tunnels, magazines and fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.

Opening Times: 10:00am – 5pm (April – October)
10:30am – 4pm (November – March)

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Costs: Free Admission

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