Fort Nelson redan entrance

Things to see & do

Probably the best surviving example of a Victorian fortress, Fort Nelson has been restored to its original state, together with important parts of its Second World War heritage.

Explore the vast 19-acre monument, including the underground tunnels and magazines, and enjoy spectacular views of the Solent and Meon Valley from the ramparts.

Fort Nelson has undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it into a museum for the 21st century with a new visitor centre, a new café and new galleries, including the magnificent Voice of the Guns gallery.

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Did you know?

Earliest known galvanising

On the 30 Sept 1999 the Royal Armouries discovered the world’s earliest known galvanising of iron on some 17th Century Indian armour.