This section provide a UK geographical representation of places of particular interest to Anglo-Sikh History.

Fort Nelson


Down End Road, Fareham,
Hampshire PO17 6AN

01329 233734
01329 822092

Fort Nelson is one of the great forts built around Portsmouth in the 1860s to guard the Dockyard from the threat of French invasion. It is an outstanding example of Victorian architecture and provides the ideal setting for the Royal Armouries collection of artillery. Some key exhibits, such as the 7-inch 'Armstrong' RBL gun are mounted in their original emplacements and can be seen firing on certain events days.

One of nine cannon captured by Havelock during the Anglo Sikh wars, is on display here.


Opening Times
1st November to 31st March - open daily 10:30-16:00
1st April to 31st October - open daily 10:00-1700
(last admission is one hour before closing)

The library is open by appointment only from 10.00 am - 12.00 and from 14.00 - 16.00, Monday to Friday, and offers a limited enquiry service, some picture research facilities (for artillery material only), and a photocopying service.

Education Visit Facilities Include
- free admisssion for children under 16 years
- on-site classroom for pre-booked groups
- free teacher packs and pupil worksheets
- loan equipment for maths, science and enviromental studies
- free coach parking within the Fort for educational groups
- secure storage for coats and bags
- toilets, including wheelchair accessible
- cafe, picnic areas and indoor packed lunch space
- shops with gifts at pocket money prices


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