Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Type:Historic Site / Building

Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN
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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Fort Nelson is a superbly restored Victorian fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. It is home to the Royal Armouries national artillery collection with over 350 historic guns on display.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's indoor play area
  • Children's Meals
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Smoking Areas Available

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Off site parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Target Markets

  • Special provisions for cyclists

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours

Map & Directions

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 taxiFareham - 10 minutes away by taxiHavant - 20 minutes away by taxi


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Open (1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed from 24 to 26 December

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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