Fort Nelson - The blast of the Victorian big guns Sunday 21st July 2019
Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of one of the big guns from the Royal Armouries’ National collection on Sunday 21st July, the highlight of a fantastic free day out for all the family.
Uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will fire one of the two mighty rifled muzzle-loading (RML) 64-pounder guns from a special platform on the ramparts of the nineteenth century fort at 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
Fort Nelson is a historic monument, rescued from dereliction and carefully restored to its Victorian splendour. Standing high on Portsdown Hill in Fareham it commands spectacular views over the Solent to the south and the picturesque Meon Valley to the north. The Royal Armouries museum was opened in 1984 for the first time, and today is home to one of the largest collections of artillery in the UK.
Fort Nelson is open from 10 am to 5 pm (April – October). Admission is FREE, parking £3.