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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Poppy wave

Went there to see the poppy wave, really interesting visit staff very friendly. Never been before... read more

Reviewed today
_lyn195809
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Devon, United Kingdom
Looking at the Poppy Wave

After many happy and enjoyable visits in the past today was set aside for a visit to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard B
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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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Reviewed today

Went there to see the poppy wave, really interesting visit staff very friendly. Never been before but enjoyed the visit.

Thank _lyn195809
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Reviewed yesterday

After many happy and enjoyable visits in the past today was set aside for a visit to see the installation of the wave of poppies. The crew taking charge of parking were very helpful and cheerful. The entrance is now divided from the exit and...More

Thank Richard B
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nigel h, General Manager at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Richard, I am so, so sorry your visit wasn't as we would always hope it to be. To be able to welcome the much larger volume of visitors we are experiencing we have had to change out 'normal' way of doing things! I am...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited to see the ceramic poppy display - stunning display especially as you can get up close. Well worth a visit currently you have to pay £3 to park though to contribute towards the cost of the display - worth every penny. The Armouries also...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here, principally to see the Poppy Wave installation which is beautiful. Then went into the museum, they have a huge number of artillery pieces from throughout history with great explanations of how, when and why the fort was built. The volunteers are friendly approachable...More

Thank SimonSaint
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here to see the poppy wave which is installed until June. It was lovely to see the poppies in a more intimate setting, and many thanks to all the volunteers who were friendly and helpful. But although drawn by the poppies we stayed...More

Thank cking662014
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here on a very warm sunny day and it was well worth it. The entrance is free but £3.00 for parking which is a bargain when you compare some venues. The staff and volunteers are a lovely bunch and very dedicated, knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is currently hosting The Poppy Wave until June 2018. This features one element from the famed Tower Of London Poppies and is very good. This is the only location where you can walk under the wave. Very atmospheric and beautiful. The cafeteria is...More

1  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday. This is a free entry day out. It is a real fort, filled with historical items from cannons, tunnels, displays. If you enjoy, history this is the place for you. They have short talks and guides around which you can join in...More

2  Thank 1florence
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit today in perfect weather. Very interesting place and Poppy Wave spectacular. Lots of helpful and friendly volunteers. Will return soon

Thank DianeBryder
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us came here for the first time, primarily to see the Poppies Wave - itself an impressive and poignant display - but the whole museum is well laid out, interesting and well run. And the only admission fee is £3 to park the...More

1  Thank PVilly
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bearone235
23 April 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for the question! We have just completed some substantial improvements to our grass overflow car park to allow as many visitors to visit us during the summer months as possible. Due to that work we are... More
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bearone235
23 April 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for the question! We have just completed some substantial improvements to our grass overflow car park to allow as many visitors to visit us during the summer months as possible. Due to that work we are... More
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1florence
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Response from anna c | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t done it myself but it’d be about 25 minutes uphill walk- not sure if there’s a footpath on Nelson Lane.
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