visitors sat in the gallery

Groups

Fort Nelson is a great destination for group organisers and coach operators.

Coach parking is available on site and admission to the museum is free.

If you plan to visit as a group (10 or more persons) we can help organise your visit to fit in with the time you have available.

To make the most of your visit we recommend that you take in the daily gun firing at 1pm.

Contact us to arrange a private guided tour for your group.

Elizabeth.Hall@armouries.org.uk
01329 848504


  • Booking information for those planning an education group visit to the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk, a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin while smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.