Experience the powerful punch of the mighty mortar at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

24th - 25th March 2019


Visit Fort Nelson on Sunday 24 March 2019 and witness the echoing sound of one of the Royal Armouries’ most spectacular guns, the 13 inch mortar in the North Mortar Battery.

Uniformed detachments from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will fire the 13-inch mortar in the North Mortar Battery at 11 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm and 3:30 pm.

Fort Nelson is also one of the few places where you can experience live firings of historic artillery pieces.

This is a free event and suitable for all ages.

Ear defenders will be available.

Find out more about some of the amazing Big Guns in our collection with our in-depth talks and tours.

View more about Royal Armouries Fort Nelson


The fort is open: 10 am - 4 pm

Firings at: 11 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm and 3:30 pm.


Free admission


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