Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson houses the Royal Armouries’ collection of artillery and historic cannon – the Big Guns – with over 350 on display, including the massive 200-tonne railway gun.

Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson’s outstanding education workshops will bring history to life in front of your pupils’ eyes. With hands-on activities, costumed characters, and immersive storytelling, our workshops deliver unforgettable ‘wow’ moments for school groups time and time again.

Get your pupils out of the classroom for a unique and memorable learning experience. Surrounded by the national collection of artillery and our fully restored Victorian fort, which was operational in both World Wars, they can walk in the footsteps of soldiers and warriors from days gone by. Book now for an unforgettable and truly immersive workshop with our expert education team.

Our education workshops include:

KS1: Florence Nightingale

KS2: The Romans are Coming, Second World War: Protect the Port

KS3 & KS4: First World War

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Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


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    Opening Hours

    Tuesday – Sunday (term-time) Daily (school and bank holidays)


    KS1 – KS4 / £5 per pupil


    Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN

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