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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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  • We visited Fort Nelson as it was recommended by friends whom had visited recently. What an amazing fort it is! It is a lot bigger than I thought it was and there was so much history it took a good... 
    We visited Fort Nelson as it was recommended by friends whom had visited recently. What an amazing fort it is! It is a lot bigger than I thought it was and there was so much history it took a good...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit! 2 adults and we spent 2 hours there. It hasn't changed much over all the years. It's just been updated.Excellent 40 years of the Falklands exhibition. Excellent day out. 
    Lovely place to visit! 2 adults and we spent 2 hours there. It hasn't changed much over all the years. It's just been updated.Excellent 40 years of the Falklands exhibition. Excellent day out.  more »
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  • Free entry, all you have to pay for is the parking and if your kids want to go on the assault course. Well worth paying for as the kids have loads of fun, climbing and crawling! A good day out for kids including younger tots as there is plenty of climbing and tunnels for them to explore. Probably not the best for those with limited mobility although they do have wheelchair routes and a lift. The indoor exhibits are well thought out with interesting signage and interactive sounds/displays. They tell the story of the fort and artillery. If you are interested in artillery then the range of exhibits will impress. From some of the world's earliest artillery pieces up to the Iraqi super gun. Our favourite is the railway gun. All in all a good cheap day out for the family, especially when the sun is shining. Plenty of parking is available.
  • Exceptional museum on portsdown hill, still can't believe it's free for entry. Lovely cafe at start. Loads of exhibits in the fort itself. Tells the story of how and why they were built. Also has the Falklands 40 year exhibit. There is a large ground to explore outside with a small refreshment bar where you purchase tickets for the junior assault course. All in all a great day out for all the family.

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