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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Fareham

Type:Historic Site

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

Tel: +44 (0)1329 233 734

Royal Armouries  - Fort Nelson

About

Fort Nelson is a superbly restored Victorian fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. It is home to the Royal Armouries national artillery collection
with over 350 historic guns on display. This incredible monument to Victorian defence wows visitors with its impressive history of military might and boasts guns of all shapes and sizes: everything from pre-gunpowder siege machines to the massive 200-tonne railway gun.

Explore the 19-acre Fort, its tunnels and ramparts and find out about the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Then when you need a break
from all that adventure why not drop into Cafe 1871 for a relaxing cuppa.
       
Don't miss the daily big gun salute at 1pm. Throughout the year there is a range of special events and school holiday activities.

Fort Nelson is also licensed for weddings and has several function rooms for private or corporate hire.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Some no smoking areas

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit M27 motorway from Junction 11.  Follow brown tourist signs for ‘Royal Armouries’.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest mainline stations:
Portchester - 3 minutes away by taxi
Fareham - 10 minutes away by taxi
Havant - 20 minutes away by taxi

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Open (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed from 24 to 26 December

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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