Big Guns at the Fort

Looking for a day out with the children that they won’t forget in a hurry? How about experiencing the blast of the Victorian big guns?

Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of one of the big guns from the Royal Armouries’ National collection on Sunday 9 July, forming the highlight of a free day out for all the family. Uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will fire one of the two mighty Rifled Muzzle-Loading (RML) 64-pounder guns from a traversing platform on the ramparts of the nineteenth century fort at 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
As well as daily 1 pm gun firings, the Royal Armouries’ museum at Fort Nelson offers a great day out for all the family. Standing high on Portsdown Hill in Fareham, the Victorian fort is home to one of the largest collections of artillery in the UK. There is so much to see and explore including the ramparts, parade, tunnels and Cafe 1871.

Free admission and parking. The museum is open daily 10 am – 5 pm.

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

Contact telephone: 01329233734

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