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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN

Tel: 01329 233734

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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

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • UbiqueRE
      Winchester, United Kingdom
      Amazing place.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th January 2024
      For a free afternoon out you really cannot beat Fort Nelson, I've paid £20 admission to see places with less than a quarter of what Fort Nelson has to offer. Exhibits are well presented, interactive... Read full review

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