Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson :: Shared Description

The Palmerston Fort of Fort Nelson to the north of Portsmouth now houses the big guns of the Royal Armouries National Collection of Artillery.
This is a national museum with free entry, see their website here LinkExternal link
It houses a vast collection of all forms of artillery from great historical cannons dating back to the C15th to part of the barrel of Saddam Hussein's intended "super gun" with examples of thousands of pieces of artillery from every intervening period.
These are all housed in the numerous rooms and galleries of the old fort, as well as in its large courtyard, and in two hanger-like sheds which contain such things as a vast railway-mounted gun.
A very informative guided tour is available for a modest fee (£3 per person as at 2015) which will point out many of the most interesting features of the site. If you have any interest in military weaponry, you will be able to spend many happy hours in this huge warren!
by Rob Farrow
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SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Interior by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Turkish Bombard of 1464 by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Ditch and southern aspect by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Coastal protection guns by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Main tunnel by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - footbridge to main entrance by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - A section of the "Iraqi Super Gun" by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Battleship gun by Rob Farrow
SU6007 : Fort Nelson - Mallet's Mortar by Rob Farrow


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Created: Fri, 8 Jan 2016, Updated: Fri, 8 Jan 2016

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