Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Discover the national collection of artillery at Fort Nelson. Explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers at this fully restored Victorian fort.

Fort Nelson sits on top of Portsdown Hill, near Fareham in Hampshire. It is 10 minutes drive from Fareham, and 17 miles east of Southampton.
Admission is free.

The museum’s displays trace the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to modern-day super guns. There are over 350 big guns on display.

Fort Nelson has just undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it into a museum for the 21st century.

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