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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 Apr 2024 - 30 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Open (1 Nov 2024 - 30 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Open (1 Jan 2025 - 31 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* 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


Friday, 24th May 2024 - Sunday, 1st December 2024

D-Day 80 Events at Fort NelsonD-Day 80 Events at Fort NelsonD-Day 80 will be marked at Fort Nelson with a host of events including a special exhibition, artillery trail and a D-Day weekend.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff

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:

    • MarcusHurley
      Calne, United Kingdom
      Wonderful afternoon visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th April 2024
      As three aged adults we found this an amazing place and had a wonderful visit. If you're local and have a young family it must be bliss as there is so much to do here and entry is free so you can... Read full review
    • Lilbel
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      Super day out!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 27th April 2024
      I can’t believe I’ve never visited here before! So much to see and learn and beautiful views over Portsmouth. Free entry was a real bonus and the staff were super friendly. Coffee shop for a... Read full review
    • Maarten v
      Zeeland, The Netherlands
      Awesome site
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th April 2024
      Must go when you are there. You only pay for parking, free entry to the museum. Very Very friendly staff and all services are great. Awesome collection and site. So interesting place. Read full review

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