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February Half term events at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson


Meet the big guns at Fort Nelson this February Half Term

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2018

This February half term Royal Armouries Fort Nelson invites visitors to experience its famous collection of big guns in action. At 1pm from the 12 – 16 February experienced staff will be firing one the Big Guns on the Fort’s impressive parade ground.

As well as this there will be exciting interactive walking tours with costumed interpreters around the vast galleries, giving younger visitors a chance to hear the fascinating stories behind the stars of the collection. 

  • Sessions start at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, £3.50 per child (no charge for adults). Suitable for ages 3 -10.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Places are limited to 16 per session
  • Pre-booking is advisable, however some tickets will be available on the day at Fort Nelson T: 01329 848 532 to pre-book

For little ones there will be opportunities to come and get arty in the craft corner, they can make a sword and shield, decorate a crown or create a mask and take them home.

  • All craft activities will be available daily between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
  • No need to book just drop-in. The craft projects are suitable for ages 3 – 12, £3 per child.

Fort Nelson is home to the national collection of artillery. With 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers, there is plenty to entertain all of the family this half term. 

For more details about the Royal Armouries and the national collection housed at Fort Nelson, visit:

Read what other families have said about Fort Nelson in our Royal Armouries Museum reviews and as always, if you visit, please do leave us a review and help other familes make the most of their time together.

Royal Armouries Museum
Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
PO17 6AN

Tel 01329 233 734



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