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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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What an interesting place for all ages.

Cannons to the left of you - cannons to the right of you ancient and moderm ones.Lots of writeups... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Camborne, United Kingdom
Fabulous Fort Nelson

I hire the Fort for a fundraiser event. It was well priced and very well arranged. I provided them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorie C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
Thank HorndeanBarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not in the least interested in guns or war-games, but still found Fort Nelson fascinating. Though mainly spectacular cannons & guns through the ages, the displays also cover the history/politics behind the fort's building and life in the Victorian army. Along with the technology...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fifytyplus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in on our way to Portsmouth on a cold, dreary winter day. We only had an hour, so had to rush everything. We all agreed WE WILL BE BACK. I had not been for 20 years and the improvements and expansions are incredible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DDayPaul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the fort for the first time at the weekend. The museum is free , but you do pay £3 to park. I recommend that you get there early and to make the most of your visit pay to join a tour and to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarolB248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Nelson has enormous potential. Very unusual location, superb views, steeped in fascinating history. It must be a marketing dream. In fact, you’d have to work quite hard to get this wrong. So somebody was on overtime. We were in the Officers Mess. I know...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J8408GProbertt
nigel h, Manager at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, many thanks for your review - I am so sorry that your experience was not as we would have wanted it to be for you. If you would be happy to make contact via email, nigel.hosier@armouries.org.uk, it would be good to discuss how we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here for a badly timed visit with just 35 minutes to go until it closed and what a place! Really need two or three hours to do justice to this but we saw enough to make us want to go back again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GaryF842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended Fort Nelson for the 100 year centenary of the end of the 1st World War and I have been there a few times before but I forgot how good the museum is and its completely FREE! How many attractions can you say that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fariamike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even if like me and do no expect to be interested in armoury think again. Yes, it is full of "boys toys" some of which really bring home the horror of the devastation they cause but the exhibition is exceptional. A perfect setting in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Darkangel70 | Reviewed this property |
This is in Portsmouth
26 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