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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN

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Opening Times

Open (1 Nov 2023 - 30 Mar 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Mar 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Open (1 Apr 2024 - 30 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.
Last admission 1hr before close.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Exit M27 motorway from Junction 11. Follow brown tourist signs for ‘Royal Armouries’.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest mainline stations:
Portchester - 3 minutes away by taxi
Fareham - 10 minutes away by taxi
Havant - 20 minutes away by taxi


Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Fort NelsonCelebrate a Victorian Christmas at Fort NelsonStep back in time to the Victorian era and join the Fort Nelson garrison community as they get ready for Christmas. ​​​​​​The museum's galleries will come to life with a cast of costumed characters preparing for the festive season at the free event on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December.
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Guide Prices

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Free entry. Car parking £3.



  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Audio Tours
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 821yw
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Amazing museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th September 2023
      We've been here several times but wanted particularly to see the Standing with Giants installation. So pleased that Royal Armouries extended the dates so we could visit whilst on holiday. It was... Read full review
    • Imliooper
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Palmerston’s Foresight!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 27th September 2023
      This is a well curated and beautiful collection of armaments from bygone years to more recent acquisitions. The armouries display mortars and guns from the time of the East India Company and that of... Read full review
    • Kellyag50
      Leicestershire, United Kingdom
      Well worth a visit and cannot believe it is free
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 23rd October 2023
      Very interesting to see and the fact that it was free was even better. Really great to wander around the tunnels. My favourite part was seeing the old graffiti from the guards many years ago. Read full review

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