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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Really good museum especially as it's free of charge

I visited this museum alone in about one and a half hours, but I'll be returning for a longer visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom

With great views over Portsmouth,the Isle of Wight and as far as the New Forest,the historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
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“big guns” (65 reviews)
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this museum alone in about one and a half hours, but I'll be returning for a longer visit soon. It has lots of big guns, mostly very historic, although they have two sections of the Iraq Super Gun. Both adults and children will...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 1 week ago

With great views over Portsmouth,the Isle of Wight and as far as the New Forest,the historic Armouries are worth a visit. Find out some of the secrets from WW2 ,from radar to Atomic.There are some miles of tunnels under the hill.Portsdown hill protects Portsmouth from...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased we stayed for a whole week in Portsmouth as there was so much to see in the area. Everything at Fort Nelson had been created very thoughtfully.

Thank 13CHIPPY13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see, helpful and friendly staff.. free to visit and very very educational. cafe onsite and the tunnels are a must.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this Museum very much good exhibits well layed out as in the fort itself, good fun for children and plenty of corridors to run around in the fort. Really good café for a cuppa and souvenir shop.

Thank coop531
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to see and learn and like all military centres immaculately clean. Nice reasonably priced cafeteria. Staff very pleasant.

Thank johnbH6178TL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took two young girls who enjoyed running around the open spaces and the assualt course. The video of the gun firing led to quite a few questions They enjoyed the tunnels. We said we will return without two under fives for a longer looj

Thank Laurene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was blown away by this museum, probably the best I have ever been too . But sadly I had to go in on my own and rush around to see what I could as quick as I could and missed a lot , this was...More

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nigel h, Manager at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review - I'm so glad you think Fort Nelson might be 'the best museum ever'!! I am sorry however that your visit was tainted by our 'no dogs' policy. Whilst you are correct that our café is one factor we also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in the Portsmouth area for 30 years and never been to this museum. Went this week and found it truly amazing. The front view of Fort Nelson, belies the size of the area that is behind it. The maze of tunnels and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not rate the royal armouries enough, this is the second I’ve been to as it’s as good as Leeds. This is the home of the big guns so much to see. Highly recommend the tour such knowledge of the place. They have a live...More

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31 August 2017|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks to all for the responses above! My apologies for the delay in replying myself. Being a Victorian Fort it is fair to say that the level of accessibility is not how we would ideally like it to be. Having said that... More
7 August 2016|
Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Good morning! Unfortunately dogs are not allowed within the visitor centre or the museum I'm afraid - although assistance dogs are admissible. However there is a ditch that surrounds the Fort which is very popular with dog... More
Deborah D
23 August 2015|
Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hi Deborah, yes we are open 7 days a week - the only days we close are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day - although if the snow is bad we have closed then as well! During the summer months the Museum opens every day... More