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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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A treat and education

This wonderful museum is on a hill overlooking Portsmouth. To visit is free only paying £3 for... read more

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Royal Armouries

I found this tour simply to go around and it show the development of weapons over the year. The... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This wonderful museum is on a hill overlooking Portsmouth. To visit is free only paying £3 for parking. I went for the 50min guided tour also £3. What great value and very interesting. The views are stunning. To have an interest in Artillery is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this tour simply to go around and it show the development of weapons over the year. The staff was very help and had good insight on any subject as on them

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent campas with amazing examples of armoury throughout history. Big section on world war.2 Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Purpose built and we'll done.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of history that is shown to the public in a very friendly and easily understood way. I have often passed this and do not know why I have not visited before. Part of the Royal Armpuries and is the museum of artillery through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect for a free attraction but was very impressed as were my two older teenagers. Clean, modern displays. Well laid out, interesting exhibits, plenty to touch and good use of digital media for engaging interraction. We had 1.5 hours to spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live local and this is our go to place , visiting on mothers day, father's day , birthdays , etc .always spotting something different each time we visit, so when we saw there was a victorian christmas kitchen guided tour on we had to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I spent a good half-day here and we were very impressed by the extent and quality of the exhibits. It is also very educational and the kids we saw there seemed to be enjoying it. If you do the whole tour, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Cannons to the left of you - cannons to the right of you ancient and moderm ones.Lots of writeups to explain items, Children like it as there so many places to explore and they can actually touch things and not get told off.There is so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I hire the Fort for a fundraiser event. It was well priced and very well arranged. I provided them with all the information they required and they laid everything out perfectly. The food - by external caterers - and the staff were terrific. We fired...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lorie C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited in the summer when the Poppy display was there, great experience. Good information all round, nice gift shop, good parking with assistants to keep everything moving. Wonderful views from the top of the hill.

Date of experience: July 2018
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Darkangel70 | Reviewed this property |
This is in Portsmouth
27 July 2018|
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Response from whitevanman2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay £3 to use the car park - even if you just want to sit in your car and admire the view.
19 June 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question - as previous answers have indicated unfortunately you cannot see the sculpture from the car park. The tip of it can be seen from a public footpath to the north of the Fort however if that's of... More