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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 6AN
Tel: +44 (0)1329 233 734
Fax: +44 (0)1329 822 092
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Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery - the Big Guns.

This unique Victorian Fort has undergone a £3.5m redevelopment to create a museum fit for the 21st Centrury.

Admission and parking are free – offering a great day out for all the family during the school holidays, and all year round.

Highlights include:

A breathtaking glass-sided gallery – The Voice of the Guns – showcasing some of the Royal Armouries’ most famous exhibits.

Exciting galleries, telling the history of the fort and the people and stories that shaped history.

State-of-the-art education centre – allowing children to see the past spring to life in a historic setting, but harnessing the latest technology.

Visitor centre – including Café 1871, which is open to passers-by and walkers.

Fort Nelson is also licensed for weddings and has a large range of function rooms for private or corporate hire.

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Opening Times

Open 01/11/2014 - 31/12/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday 10:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00
Thursday 10:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00
Saturday 10:30 - 16:00
Sunday 10:30 - 16:00

* * Closed from 24 to 26 December 2014*

Tickets information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff*
Admissionfree

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

 Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Some no smoking areas

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

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

Parking & Transport

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

Catering

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

Payment Methods

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

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
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point

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