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New museum housed at Victorian fort

Date Posted: 08/08/2011

The Royal Armouries has unveiled its new museum at Fort Nelson, based on Portsdown Hill, Hampshire.

Following a £3.5 million redevelopment at the Victorian fort, its new state-of-the-art galleries will house a comprehensive artillery collection, aiming to tell the story of Portsmouth’s role in World Wars One and Two.

Highlights include a glass-sided gallery - The Voice of the Guns - showcasing some of the Royal Armouries’ most famous exhibits, including two sections of the infamous Iraqi Super Gun; new galleries relaying the history of the fort and the people that shaped it; an education centre; and a new visitor centre featuring Cafe 1871.

Entry to the museum is free.

For further information or to arrange a group visit, telephone: 01329-848524 or log onto

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