Special Sunday Gun Firings at Fort Nelson:32-pounder Smooth-bore Breech Loader

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/special-sunday-gun-firings-fort-nelson32-pounder-smooth-bore-breech-loader

26 Nov
  • Military gun firings
  • Military gun firings

Portsdown Hill Road

Fareham

PO17 6AN

Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces.

On selected Sundays throughout the year there are special firings, featuring authentic gun drills by uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (PAV).

Fort Nelson is a historic monument, rescued from dereliction and carefully restored. It commands spectacular views over Portsmouth Harbour to the south and the picturesque Meon Valley to the north. The Royal Armouries museum was opened in 1984 for the first time, and today is one of the largest artillery museums in the UK.

The detachments will be available after the firings to talk about the guns and their history.

These events are free and everyone is welcome.  

Today's gun is 32-pounder Smooth-bore Breech Loader in the North Caponier, firings by uniformed detachments from PAV.

Firings at 11.00am,11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm & 3.30pm

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