The Return of Dr Terror!

Tunnel under Fort Nelson

10:00am Tuesday 27th October 2009 - 5:00pm Friday 30th October 2009 at Fort Nelson

Dare you descend into the dark tunnels beneath the Fort?

Once again, meet Dr Terror, the mad Victorian scientist, see what new monsters he has added to his hideous collection and find out what devilish schemes he has planned for this year!

With an all-new story for 2009, regular visitors and new-comers alike are sure to enjoy our Halloween foray into the labyrinth of chambers beneath Fort Nelson.

With four days of Halloween horror adventure, plus craft activities where you can make an executioner’s mask and axe to take home (£2 charge per child applies), free Halloween storytelling & more.

Entry to the Fort is FREE, but the Dr Terror tours are ticketed – tickets are available now and advance booking is highly recommended as space on tours is limited, due to the nature of the tunnels.


Adults (16+): £4.00
Children (aged 3 – 15): £2.50
Under-three: Free


Telephone: 01329 848500 – £1 booking fee applies for postal sales.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Because space on each tour is limited, advance booking is highly recommended. Any tickets not sold in advance will be sold on the day of performance on a first come first served basis.
  • Tours last 35 – 40 minutes and take place throughout the day, both morning and afternoon.
  • Tours are under cover so wet weather will not affect the event experience.
  • Tours are wheelchair accessible. Pushchairs however are not permitted and must be left in the pushchair parking area for the duration of your tour.
  • The event is designed specifically for children and families – whether some will find it too scary is impossible for us to judge – parents and guardians will know their own children best.
  • The tunnels will be closed to general visitors for the four event days and only accessible via the Dr Terror tours.
  • Car parking is free and adjacent to the Fort, with disabled parking by the main entrance.
  • Normal daily events will still take place, including Gun Firings at 12noon and 3pm, plus live historical performances by actors and guided tours of the Fort throughout the day.
  • The Dr Terror event is aimed at children.
  • Adult tours for over-16’s are available – see our evening ghost tours and paranormal investigations over the Halloween period below.

Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation – over 16’s only.

Tues 27th October
7.30pm – 11.30pm
Tickets £25
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Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation – over 16’s only.

Fri 30th October
7.30pm – 11.30pm
Tickets £25
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Extended Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation – over 16’s only.

Fri 13th November
8pm – 2am
Tickets £40
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Visitor Information

The location address, map and a guide to getting here can be found on the Visitor Information page