Sunday gun firings: Live firings of historic artillery pieces at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

28th - 29th April 2019


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

These special gun firings are carried out by uniformed detachments of the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (PAV), and include authentic gun drills and talks.

On 28 April they will be firing the 13-inch mortar.  This little gun certainly packs a powerful punch and the firing is a spectacular experience in the confines of the North Mortar Battery.

Firings will take place at 11 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm and 3.30 pm.     

This is a free event, suitable for all ages. Ear defenders will be available.

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Sunday 28th April, 10 am – 5 pm


Admission is free, parking £3


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