Join us on a visit to Fort Nelson, just outside Portsmouth. Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns.
Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s to defend Portsmouth's back door against an attack from the rear by the despicable French.
The fort is an historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.
The museum’s displays trace the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to modern-day super guns. There are over 350 big guns on display.
On the day of our visit the museum's resident re-enactors, the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers) will be firing one of the Victorian big guns - a 64pr RML Garrison Carriage Gun - three firings at 11.30, 13.00 and 15.00.
Entrance to the museum FREE