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Special Sunday gun firings at Fort Nelson

21 Jul 2019

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Address: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, Fareham, UK PO17 6AN
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Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live firings of historic artillery pieces.

The special firings will take place on selected Sundays throughout the year, featuring some of the big guns of the museum’s collection and authentic gun drills by uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers.

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

Fort Nelson is a historic monument, rescued from dereliction and carefully restored to its Victorian splendour. It commands spectacular views over the Solent 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 home to one of the largest collections of artillery in the UK.

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Access for wheelchair users
Adapted toilet
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The event and admission is free but parking is £3.

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Gun firing times:

With the exception of the 13-inch Land Service Mortar and the 32-pounder which are fired at:
11am & 11.30am
2pm & 2.30pm
3pm & 3.30pm