Mobilising the big guns - Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Photocall – You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to record a major milestone in the £3.5m revamp of the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson at 11am on Monday (July 4).
See international engineers Beck and Pollitzer move some of the greatest guns in Britain’s long and illustrious history into their new home; the breathtaking new glass-sided gallery The Voice of The Guns.
The highly-skilled operation starts Monday – watch the anti-aircraft guns that defended Britain from the power of the German Luftwaffe as they’re manoeuvred into position.
Fort Nelson has undergone a major revamp, thanks to a £2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Project highlights also include a new visitor centre, classroom-of-the future, and brand new café overlooking The Solent and Meon Valley.
Please confirm by 4pm on Thursday if you are planning to attend – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07838 379599.
A detailed press release will be issued on Monday.
Engineering company Beck & Pollitzer have issued a copy of their case study for moving the guns which can be downloaded.
The Fort is home to the national collection of big guns and remains open during the construction period. For more details, visit
Primary PR Ltd.
Tel: 07838 379599
Notes to editors
- 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.
- 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: email@example.com
- 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.
- To support the work of the Royal armouries; make a donation at justgiving.com
- The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business.