Portsmouth played a huge part in the Falklands War. Of the 127 ships that sailed the 8,000 miles to the Falklands, a third of the taskforce were prepared in the dockyard. From its elevated position overlooking the Solent, Fort Nelson was witness to this key period in British history.
The temporary exhibition features recordings of local servicemen discussing their experiences of returning to Portsmouth Harbour, alongside video footage from BBC South and photographs from The News, which are sure to spark memories of these emotional homecomings.
Also on display will be a range of small arms used by both sides in the war.
Entrance to Fort Nelson and this temporary Falklands exhibition entry is free. Please pre-book your visit.
Admission is FREE
Open 10:00 – 17:00
Term time: Wednesdays – Sundays
School holidays and bank holidays: Daily
Choose your arrival time from the following timeslots:
10:00 – 11:00 / 11:00 – 12:00 / 12:00 – 13:00 / 13:00 – 14:00 / 14:00 – 15:00 / 15:00 – 16:00
Please book a free visitor ticket for everyone in your party and reserve your parking space – £3 per car.