Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson, a superbly restored Victorian fort, is one of a chain of forts built to defend Portsmouth from French invasion. Nowadays it boasts superb views from its walls. Inside the recreated barracks, a museum displays an impressive collection of artillery from many different countries (India, China, Turkey) and periods, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The collection also includes the "superguns" destined for Iraq but seized by British Customs.

Useful information

Address:

Portsdown Hill, PO17 6AN Portsdown Hill

Phone:

+44 1329 233734

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: 10am-5pm; Nov-Mar: 10.30am-4pm, last admission 1hr before closing

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