Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson Sitting on the top of Portsdown Hill, Fort Nelson houses the Royal Armouries collection of artillery. Explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers at this fully restored Victorian fort.
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Come and meet a Victorian civil engineer who can tell you how and why Fort Nelson was built. Step back in time every wee...
25/07/2021

Come and meet a Victorian civil engineer who can tell you how and why Fort Nelson was built.

Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer with History Live at Fort Nelson.

Admission free but book in advance at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

#Summer2021 #Daysout #Free

Come and meet a Victorian civil engineer who can tell you how and why Fort Nelson was built.

Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer with History Live at Fort Nelson.

Admission free but book in advance at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

#Summer2021 #Daysout #Free

Royal Armouries – Olympic Challenge: Day 1  We start our Olympic journey in Athens in 1896 – the home of the Olympics. T...
24/07/2021
Helmet Corinthian helmet - Royal Armouries collections

Royal Armouries – Olympic Challenge: Day 1

We start our Olympic journey in Athens in 1896 – the home of the Olympics.

The ancient Olympics began in Olympia, more than 2,700 years ago and took place every four years. Instead of medals, winners were given a wreath of leaves and a hero’s welcome back home.

Our Greek treasure is this Corinthian helmet which dates back to 650BC and is currently on display in our Royal Armouries Leeds museum.

It is made of copper alloy from one piece of bronze with the skull following the shape of the head.

#Olympics #Treasures

Made in one piece of bronze, the skull follows the shape of the head and is extended downwards at the rear with a slight sweep to form the neckguard and at the sides, extended forwards at the front leaving a

History Live starts today at Fort Nelson! Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer and meet characters from...
24/07/2021

History Live starts today at Fort Nelson!

Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer and meet characters from Fort Nelson’s past - a free activity.

This weekend we will have a Victorian civil engineer on site. In May 1861, William Tredwell began work on the excavation and construction of Fort Nelson.

Come and meet a civilian contractor who can tell you why and how Fort Nelson was built.

Admission free but book in advance at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

#Summer2021 #Free #Daysout

History Live starts today at Fort Nelson!

Step back in time every weekend throughout the summer and meet characters from Fort Nelson’s past - a free activity.

This weekend we will have a Victorian civil engineer on site. In May 1861, William Tredwell began work on the excavation and construction of Fort Nelson.

Come and meet a civilian contractor who can tell you why and how Fort Nelson was built.

Admission free but book in advance at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

#Summer2021 #Free #Daysout

Royal Armouries – Olympic Challenge  In a summer where travel abroad is limited, let the Royal Armouries take you on a r...
23/07/2021

Royal Armouries – Olympic Challenge

In a summer where travel abroad is limited, let the Royal Armouries take you on a round the world trip using our collection and Olympic Games host venues.

We are going to re-visit every host city and find a piece in our national collection of arms and armour to match that country.

Our journey will take you travelling through time and our treasures on a daily basis as Olympians battle it out in Toyoko.

Today as we launch our series, as the opening ceremony takes place in Japan.

Our special representative has made the trip back to Japan for the Olympics.

This exquisite armour was 1 of 2 sent by the Sh**un of Japan Tokugawa Hidetada, to King James I in 1613, and has been on public display at our sister site of the Tower of London since 1660.

#Olympics

Royal Armouries – Olympic Challenge

In a summer where travel abroad is limited, let the Royal Armouries take you on a round the world trip using our collection and Olympic Games host venues.

We are going to re-visit every host city and find a piece in our national collection of arms and armour to match that country.

Our journey will take you travelling through time and our treasures on a daily basis as Olympians battle it out in Toyoko.

Today as we launch our series, as the opening ceremony takes place in Japan.

Our special representative has made the trip back to Japan for the Olympics.

This exquisite armour was 1 of 2 sent by the Sh**un of Japan Tokugawa Hidetada, to King James I in 1613, and has been on public display at our sister site of the Tower of London since 1660.

#Olympics

Fort Nelson is now open daily 10am to 5pm for the summer season. Our assault course is back as well as History Live week...
23/07/2021

Fort Nelson is now open daily 10am to 5pm for the summer season.

Our assault course is back as well as History Live weekends with costumed actors telling stories about life at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

We have a new interactive ‘Action Stations’ trail, a maze and free Insight tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily, to discover over 350 Big Guns from the national collection of artillery.

Book free entry to the site at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

The Assault Course is £4.50 per child and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson #Summer2021 #Daysout

Fort Nelson is now open daily 10am to 5pm for the summer season.

Our assault course is back as well as History Live weekends with costumed actors telling stories about life at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

We have a new interactive ‘Action Stations’ trail, a maze and free Insight tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily, to discover over 350 Big Guns from the national collection of artillery.

Book free entry to the site at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

The Assault Course is £4.50 per child and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson #Summer2021 #Daysout

Ten great reasons to visit Fort Nelson this summer.• National museum - free admission • Massive Victorian fort• World-cl...
22/07/2021

Ten great reasons to visit Fort Nelson this summer.

• National museum - free admission
• Massive Victorian fort
• World-class collection of big guns
• Museum Insight tours
• Kid’s assault course
• Interactive family trail
• Tunnels to explore
• Ramparts to climb
• A super café
• Low-level maze

Come and visit us soon!

Book at https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson/

#FortNelson #summer #VisitHampshire #VisitPortsmouth

Ten great reasons to visit Fort Nelson this summer.

• National museum - free admission
• Massive Victorian fort
• World-class collection of big guns
• Museum Insight tours
• Kid’s assault course
• Interactive family trail
• Tunnels to explore
• Ramparts to climb
• A super café
• Low-level maze

Come and visit us soon!

Book at https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson/

#FortNelson #summer #VisitHampshire #VisitPortsmouth

Step back in time with our History Live events – free every weekend of the summer holidays.Costumed actors will bring hi...
21/07/2021

Step back in time with our History Live events – free every weekend of the summer holidays.

Costumed actors will bring history to life - recounting stories of those who lived and worked at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

Discover the treasures of the national collection of artillery and historic cannon in our galleries, with more than 350 Big Guns displayed around the 19-acre site.

Admission free but booking is advised at https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson/

#Summer #Schoolholidays #VisitPortsmouth

Step back in time with our History Live events – free every weekend of the summer holidays.

Costumed actors will bring history to life - recounting stories of those who lived and worked at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

Discover the treasures of the national collection of artillery and historic cannon in our galleries, with more than 350 Big Guns displayed around the 19-acre site.

Admission free but booking is advised at https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson/

#Summer #Schoolholidays #VisitPortsmouth

We want all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience. So we'll be continuing to ask visitors to wear face co...
21/07/2021

We want all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

So we'll be continuing to ask visitors to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and follow recommended routes around the museum.

Safety measures will remain, including hand-sanitiser stations, enhanced cleaning regimes, and staff wearing masks.

We'll continue to limit visitor numbers to ensure that social distancing is possible. So we recommend pre-booking to guarantee your visit.

This guidance is in line with recommendations from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).

Full info 👉 https://royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson/faqs/

We want all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

So we'll be continuing to ask visitors to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and follow recommended routes around the museum.

Safety measures will remain, including hand-sanitiser stations, enhanced cleaning regimes, and staff wearing masks.

We'll continue to limit visitor numbers to ensure that social distancing is possible. So we recommend pre-booking to guarantee your visit.

This guidance is in line with recommendations from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).

Full info 👉 https://royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson/faqs/

Our assault course is back with plenty of new challenges for young adventurers from 3 – 14 to enjoy all summer long. Tic...
20/07/2021

Our assault course is back with plenty of new challenges for young adventurers from 3 – 14 to enjoy all summer long.

Tickets cost £4.50 and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o Please also book tickets to the site - admission free at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

This huge Victorian fort has lots of room to run around out on the Parade ground, plus underground tunnels to explore and panoramic views to see from the high ramparts.

Open daily 10am to 5pm.

#FortNelson #Summer #daysout

Our assault course is back with plenty of new challenges for young adventurers from 3 – 14 to enjoy all summer long.

Tickets cost £4.50 and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o Please also book tickets to the site - admission free at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

This huge Victorian fort has lots of room to run around out on the Parade ground, plus underground tunnels to explore and panoramic views to see from the high ramparts.

Open daily 10am to 5pm.

#FortNelson #Summer #daysout

Fort Nelson is delighted to be part of Wave 105's Top Days Out in Hampshire! We were happy to give away a free day out, ...
19/07/2021
Top Days Out - Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson is delighted to be part of Wave 105's Top Days Out in Hampshire!

We were happy to give away a free day out, including assault course passes and lunch, at the Victorian fort on air today - Summer is coming!

#TopDaysOut #Summer2021 #FortNelson @wave105radio

Fire your children’s imaginations with a trip to Fort Nelson this summer holiday! Our assault course is back as well as ...
19/07/2021

Fire your children’s imaginations with a trip to Fort Nelson this summer holiday!

Our assault course is back as well as History Live weekends with costumed actors telling stories about life at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

We have a new interactive ‘Action Stations’ trail, a maze and free museum tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily, to discover over 350 Big Guns from the national collection of artillery.

Book free entry to the site at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

The Assault Course is £4.50 per child and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o

@Fort_Nelson #Portsmouth #VisitHampshire #VisitPortsmouth #Summer2021

Fire your children’s imaginations with a trip to Fort Nelson this summer holiday!

Our assault course is back as well as History Live weekends with costumed actors telling stories about life at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War.

We have a new interactive ‘Action Stations’ trail, a maze and free museum tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily, to discover over 350 Big Guns from the national collection of artillery.

Book free entry to the site at https://bit.ly/3rkJdKh

The Assault Course is £4.50 per child and can be booked at https://bit.ly/3zfue7o

@Fort_Nelson #Portsmouth #VisitHampshire #VisitPortsmouth #Summer2021

Come and explore the best preserved Victorian fort of its type. Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s to protect against a ...
18/07/2021

Come and explore the best preserved Victorian fort of its type.

Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s to protect against a potential invasion by the French, which never materialised.

Although never used for its original purpose the Fort played a significant role in both World Wars; as barracks for troops waiting to be deployed to the front line in the First, and as an anti-aircraft ammunition supply depot during the Second.

Come and see it today - free admission.

#FortNelson #free #history #museum

Come and explore the best preserved Victorian fort of its type.

Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s to protect against a potential invasion by the French, which never materialised.

Although never used for its original purpose the Fort played a significant role in both World Wars; as barracks for troops waiting to be deployed to the front line in the First, and as an anti-aircraft ammunition supply depot during the Second.

Come and see it today - free admission.

#FortNelson #free #history #museum

Free children's activities are on offer at Fort Nelson! Children love our low-level maze and challenge your little explo...
17/07/2021

Free children's activities are on offer at Fort Nelson!

Children love our low-level maze and challenge your little explorers to find the 10 dragons hidden around the site.

Head up Portsdown Hill for a fun day out for all the family. Admission free.

#daysout #free #family

Free children's activities are on offer at Fort Nelson!

Children love our low-level maze and challenge your little explorers to find the 10 dragons hidden around the site.

Head up Portsdown Hill for a fun day out for all the family. Admission free.

#daysout #free #family

Fort Nelson is a national museum - home to the historic collection of arms and armour. Admission is free. Come and visit...
16/07/2021

Fort Nelson is a national museum - home to the historic collection of arms and armour. Admission is free.

Come and visit today and see treasures of the past.

Find out more at https://t.co/R7yymjlwSu

#Free #Daysout #Museum

Fort Nelson is a national museum - home to the historic collection of arms and armour. Admission is free.

Come and visit today and see treasures of the past.

Find out more at https://t.co/R7yymjlwSu

#Free #Daysout #Museum

If you build it, they will come .....Exciting news! Our summer assault course is currently being built by staff in time ...
15/07/2021

If you build it, they will come .....

Exciting news! Our summer assault course is currently being built by staff in time for the school holidays!

Keep an eye on social media for an announcement about our fun summer children's activities in the next few days.

#Summer #FortNelson #AssaultCourse #SchoolHolidays

If you build it, they will come .....

Exciting news! Our summer assault course is currently being built by staff in time for the school holidays!

Keep an eye on social media for an announcement about our fun summer children's activities in the next few days.

#Summer #FortNelson #AssaultCourse #SchoolHolidays

This fantastic picture of a kestrel was captured by a member of staff looking out over Fort Nelson. Come and visit the f...
14/07/2021

This fantastic picture of a kestrel was captured by a member of staff looking out over Fort Nelson.

Come and visit the finest Victorian fort of its kind and see the haven of nature on site too.

@HOSbirding Bird Aware Solent @birdsofprey_uk #FortNelson #Kestrel #History

This fantastic picture of a kestrel was captured by a member of staff looking out over Fort Nelson.

Come and visit the finest Victorian fort of its kind and see the haven of nature on site too.

@HOSbirding Bird Aware Solent @birdsofprey_uk #FortNelson #Kestrel #History

Don't miss out on the last days of our Dragon Hunt at Fort Nelson. With summer approaching, the free children's activity...
14/07/2021

Don't miss out on the last days of our Dragon Hunt at Fort Nelson.

With summer approaching, the free children's activity only has a few days left. So don't miss it, come and find the ten dragons today!

Open Wednesday to Sunday - admission free!

#DragonHunt #Free #Children #FortNelson

Don't miss out on the last days of our Dragon Hunt at Fort Nelson.

With summer approaching, the free children's activity only has a few days left. So don't miss it, come and find the ten dragons today!

Open Wednesday to Sunday - admission free!

#DragonHunt #Free #Children #FortNelson

Our fantastic education team are now taking bookings for the  autumn term. We offer a selection of school workshops at F...
13/07/2021

Our fantastic education team are now taking bookings for the autumn term.

We offer a selection of school workshops at Fort Nelson - all which tie in with the National Curriculum.

For more information and bookings - email [email protected]

#schoolvisits #Education #FortNelson

Our fantastic education team are now taking bookings for the autumn term.

We offer a selection of school workshops at Fort Nelson - all which tie in with the National Curriculum.

For more information and bookings - email [email protected]

#schoolvisits #Education #FortNelson

We are pleased to be part of #HampshiresTopAttractions! Discover days out in Hampshire, including Fort Nelson 😀#VisitHam...
13/07/2021

We are pleased to be part of #HampshiresTopAttractions! Discover days out in Hampshire, including Fort Nelson 😀

#VisitHampshire #VisitPortsmouth #daysout

Come and visit Fort Nelson - home to the national collection of the Big Guns - admission is free.  Booking will guarante...
11/07/2021

Come and visit Fort Nelson - home to the national collection of the Big Guns - admission is free.

Booking will guarantee your visit to Fort Nelson, but you’re welcome to take a chance and just turn up.

Find out more at https://bit.ly/3jsx97I

#FortNelson #Free #Daysout #Museum #History

Come and visit Fort Nelson - home to the national collection of the Big Guns - admission is free.

Booking will guarantee your visit to Fort Nelson, but you’re welcome to take a chance and just turn up.

Find out more at https://bit.ly/3jsx97I

#FortNelson #Free #Daysout #Museum #History

Our Fort Nelson shop stocks our Royal Armouries publications and range of history books for all ages.  Pop in during you...
10/07/2021

Our Fort Nelson shop stocks our Royal Armouries publications and range of history books for all ages.

Pop in during your visit to Fort Nelson and take a new book home today.

Visit us in person or shop online at https://shop.royalarmouries.org/

#RoyalArmouries #Books #History

Our Fort Nelson shop stocks our Royal Armouries publications and range of history books for all ages.

Pop in during your visit to Fort Nelson and take a new book home today.

Visit us in person or shop online at https://shop.royalarmouries.org/

#RoyalArmouries #Books #History

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Our last dragon found 😁
brilliant place ! - visited yesterday
https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety/posts/278344273649222 Can one of the curatorial team tell us what these big eggcups are for?
You'll see that there is some debate going on about these two unusual pieces. The Cerberus site gives an explanation, but not everyone is convinced. Theories?..... https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety/posts/210427473774236
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Will your Cafe be re-opening as well. A great place for coffee and a snack.
If you have enjoyed your visit to the Royal Armouries Museum you might like to learn more about its location Fort Nelson. The fort is part of system of 19th century defences called the Palmerston Forts. The Palmerston Forts Society brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focused on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth. Pop over to our page to learn more and please comment, like, follow and contribute. https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety There page includes a link to the Palmerston Forts Society website and there is also a linked Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/324345431260563/
And some moving image from the weekend
Our brave British lads taking French prisoners at Fort Nelson - defending Albion from Napoleon 111's ambitions - the War that never was Friday 7/2/20
Excellent tour and re-enactments tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed all of the actors who stayed in character the entire tour through the 1870s bringing the fort, ramparts and carbines to life. Many thanks. Those that missed this are the losers. Loved the cakes in the cafe also. Thanks
The new Palmerston Forts Society and Portsdown Artillery Volunteers page is open for business. It will include information on members’ meetings and events, PAV activities at Fort Nelson and other venues and any news that comes in. Please visit the site and comment, like, follow and contribute. https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety/ The old Palmerston Forts Society page has closed but we are transferring some of the content over.
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