Special Sunday firing Experience the powerful punch of the mighty mortar

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Special Sunday firing Experience the powerful punch of the mighty mortar


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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/09/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location.
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road,
Fareham,
Hampshire,
PO17 6AN.


Event Description


Visit Fort Nelson on Sunday 8 September 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. There will be an opportunity for visitors to inspect the guns following the firings and the volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the guns.

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.

Event Contact Information


Website Address: https://royalarmouries.org/event/sunday-gun-firings-2/
Contact Telephone Number: 01329233734

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