Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road
HAMPSHIRE - Fareham, England, PO17 6AN
Phone: 01329 233 734
This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns.
Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is an historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.
The museum’s displays trace the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to modern-day super guns. There are over 350 big guns on display.
Fort Nelson has just undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it into a museum for the 21st century. Opening this summer are a new visitor centre, a new café and new galleries, including the magnificent Voice of the Guns gallery.
Penny Press have sited a Penny Press Factory mk 4 machine version located in this attraction, quite probably in the gift shop
The machine takes £1 for a design, each design has the solid ring border, usual on all PPF designs,
1) Entrance to the Fort,
4) Dragon head.
2/12/12: Machine details uploaded David Miller, ukpennies.co.uk Admission is FREE