Seriously spooky Halloween thrills and chills at historic Fort Nelson - Monday, 11 October 2010
Looking for a great event to get the kids in the mood in the run up to the spookiest night of the year? Then join mad Victorian scientist Dr Terror on a spine-chilling journey into the dark tunnels and chambers beneath Fort Nelson, near Fareham.
Venture into the Vampire’s Tomb and witness the hideous new additions to one of the most ghoulish collections known to man – including frightening freaks, mighty monsters and hordes of hideous horrors!
Spooky highlights include ghoulish sound effects, spectral sightings, and all manner of things that go ‘bump in the night’.
The event runs from Tuesday, October 26, to Saturday, October 30, and early booking is advisable although any unsold tickets will be sold each day. Tickets are available now (T: 01329 848500 Prices: 16+ £5, 3-15 £2.50, under 3s free, or buy a family ticket for £12 – two adults/up to two children.)
Operations manager Mark Selwood said, “The Fort is a fantastic, atmospheric setting and is ideal for staging Halloween events. Dr Terror and the Vampire’s Tomb is a great way to keep kids entertained during the October half-term and is an ideal build-up to Halloween itself.”
On a less chilling note, there’s also a chance for kids to enjoy other Halloween activities, including free hands-on sessions where children can make horrible Halloween handicrafts to take home
Further details of this and the full Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining Events calendar by visiting:
Reporters and photographers are welcome at the event, please call in advance if possible.
Tel: 07838 379599
Notes to editors:
Free admission will still apply for the museum and daily gun firings for non-event visitors. The café and shop will be open for business as normal.
- The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson houses the national collection of historic cannon and big guns. The museum houses one of the world’s finest collections with over 350 cannon dating back over 600 years. The collection originated at HM Tower of London and has been on display in Hampshire since 1995.
- The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson also tells the story of the Palmerston Forts, built to protect Portsmouth from a feared French invasion in the 1860’s.
- Every day, visitors can see one of the big guns fired in salute, watch our resident actors bring to life characters from 1,000 years of history, explore secret underground tunnels and enjoy incredible views from the ramparts. An extensive programme of special event spectaculars takes place throughout the year.
- Fort Nelson is open every day except 24-26 December. April to October 10am –5pm (Wed 11am-5pm), November – March 10.30am – 4pm (Wed 11.30-4pm).
- Admission to the Royal Armouries is FREE.
- Admission charges apply to some events.
- Information line: 01329 233734
- Website: www.royalarmouries.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour with sites at Fort Nelson, Leeds, HM Tower of London and Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
- The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business.