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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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+44 1329 233734
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Free and worth a visit

Visited here with family. I'm not really into stuff like this but my husband & daughter are so thought we would go. It's free to get in which is fantastic as I'd of expected to... read more

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cornishclarke86
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with family. I'm not really into stuff like this but my husband & daughter are so thought we would go. It's free to get in which is fantastic as I'd of expected to pay for the size and what they have here. We spent a good few hours here and seen the firing of the cannon. Well worth... More 

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Thank cornishclarke86
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. Lots for the kids to learn about the history of the fort, how it was built and how the soldiers lived. Plenty to explore all around the fort and in the tunnels below ground. Plus as you would expect, loads of guns. Enjoyed it very much. Free parking and free entrance is always a bonus.

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Thank Nick Q
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This day out is a sure fire hit. Well laid out,fascinating exhibits beautifully displayed. Lots of changing events.Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Jane T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 3 grandchildren loved this, so did we. Very interesting. We chose to take the guided tour (£3 each adult), children free. The guide was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours we spent there. The views were amazing. We also had lunch in the cafe which was equally good. Well worth a visit. Thank you.

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Thank davidandgillfrench
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is great, but I am a bit bias as I like this sort of thing, The kids thought it was "awesome" and even the Wife showed interest .....And It's free !!!!!! WELL WORTH A VISIT.

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Thank john p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By the time you have walked through the first part of the museum, you have seen a lot of guns of different shapes, sizes and origin, each having its own story. There is only so much to be taken in. This is a free attraction so not a value for money call, more a value for time call, which it... More 

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Thank Robert J
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have taken my 3 and 6 year old boys here 4 times in 6 months because they love it. There are huge tanks and missiles to look at, secret hiding holes. Deep long tunnels to explore. An education centre, activities and dress up area. Every afternoon the also fire a cannon which is very noisy and my boys always... More 

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Nelson is well worth a visit - lots to see although obviously includes quite a lot of walking and stairs. Apart from anything else the views across the port and to the Ise of Wight are brilliant. The gun firing at 1.00 pm is good and worth watching - I am sorry I did not do the guided tour... More 

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Fort Nelson was on a lovely sunny day but there are a lot of indoor exhibits so don't be put off if it's raining. We had excellent views across to Isle of Wight and harbour because it was such a clear day. It's free to visit which is brilliant. I would suggest going on a guided tour... More 

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Thank Liz B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited here a few times and tend to use it when we have visitors from abroad, as a free attraction. On a nice day, it is a lovely walk around the fort, with plenty of places to sit, relax and have a picnic. The views are fantastic and the walk down the tunnels is atmospheric. It is amazing to... More 

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