Victorian Christmas at Fort Nelson

20 Dec to 23 Dec
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  • victorian christmas kitchen

Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham

PO17 6AN

Fort Nelson invites you to experience a traditional Victorian garrison Christmas, including tours of the Redan and Officer’s Mess, areas of the Fort not normally open to the public.

Step back in time to meet Head Cook Sergeant Dobson as he prepares dishes for the festive feast for the garrison and civilian inhabitants of the Fort.

The barrack room will be festively decorated with oranges, cloves and greenery, the original range will be lit and the delicious smell of freshly baked mince pies will fill the air.

In the Officers’ Mess visitors will be able to compare the Christmas fare served to the ordinary soldiers and that reserved for the officers, giving an interesting in-sight into life in a Victorian garrison. Your guide will also describe what life and conditions would have been like in this cold, hilltop fort at mid-winter.

As part of the experience, warm mulled wine or non-alcoholic punch will be served as well as one of Sergeant Dobson’s famous mince pies, still warm from the range.

Sessions: 11am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 3 pm

£2.50 per adult / Children free (under 16 years)

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets can be pre-booked in advance via telephone (01329 233 734) or in person from Fort Nelson’s Visitor Centre or paid for on the day, subject to availability.

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