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Fort Nelson

Location pin

Fareham, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN - 

  • Users

    Up to
    80 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Fort Nelson is an restored Victorian fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, we are uniquely scenic with incredible views, history and military links. Our staff are friendly and helpful who would love to help you organise your events.

Forte Nelson is deal for:
- Weddings
- Parties
- Corporate events
- Unique event destination

We offer inhouse catering that provide excellent food that can cater to all tastes! Please enquiry for more information.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 80

Dining

Dining

up to 60

Theatre

Theatre

up to 80

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 60

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Heating

Heating

Lectern

Lectern

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Whiteboards

Whiteboards

Premises parking

Premises parking

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

ticketedEvents

Promoted/ticketed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

We require a deposit which is non refundable on conformation of booking. Corporate 10% deposit. Weddings 25% deposit

Location

Reviews

  • Ian B

    March 2024

    Educational & an interesting bit of history. Free to get in, but you need to book tickets online in advance. Parking is £3. Cafe is nice with small range of cakes, drinks & snacks. Well worth a visit

  • Jennifer Haggis

    April 2024

    Brilliant place! Free to enter (pay a small fee to park) and lots to do. Our kids had a great time and enjoyed the interactive displays and spaces to explore, like the tunnels. We spent a good few hours there stopping for an ice-cream part way round from the hut. There is also a cafe near the entrance. We completed the Easter trail which the kids had fun doing. As adults we found the information and exhibits fascinating.

  • Paul Rogers

    February 2024

    For a small parking fee, the fort offers a tremendous experience. You get a sense of the past, in a well preserved modern fort. Exhibits are largely cannons. You get to walk through the fort rooms and tunnels up to the cannon position. There is an additional large covered display room. The restaurant generally offers good coffee sandwiches and cakes all at cafe prices. Easy to get to and good parking. Well worth a visit.

  • Marcus Hurley

    April 2024

    As three aged adults we founf this ana amazing place and had a wonderful visit. If you're local and have a young family it must be bliss as there is so much to do here and entry is free so you can visit a different area each time. The fort is one of Palmerston's Follies, built in the mid nineteenth century as a defence against possible French attack. It is largely underground and has various batteries and galleries to cover both sea approaches to Portsmouth and land access to the fort itself. The fort is now run by the Royal Armouries and has displays of artillery from the twelfth century to the Cold War. The biggest exhibit has to be an 18" railgun (excluding the Supergun from the Iraq war that was never actually fired) and there are a variety of pieces both indoors and outdoors. Western ones, certainly after the eighteenth century, tended to be very plain and functional but some of the eastern ones are real works of art. There are also displays on Victorian barrack life as well as the building of the forts around Portsmouth. There are tunnels - surprisingly deep - that you can walk down for visits to the galleries defending the fort as well as rooftop batteries. We spent about 3 hours here and could probably return in a few months and do the same again. The cafe was a nice place to sit and reflect on what we'd seen after our visit.

  • Bruce Taylor

    April 2024

    A great place to visit, entrance is free, they do like you to pre book, but as we were just driving past and pulled in, they were happy to let us enter without pre booking a slot. Parking is great, spread over two sites, with limited disable parking. The museum covers the history of the construction of the fort and many artillery pieces from around the world on display, larger pieces are displayed outside and in a large hanger. There is a network of tunnels to explore, which are fun for the kids. A small restaurant is situated at the entrance, as are toilets and a gift shop. Another toilet area is situated half way along the museum area, so that you don’t have to walk all the way back to use the facilities. There are many photo opportunities around the museum, in the form of cut outs, another great idea for the kids. All in all a great visit.