Spooky Science

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Spooky Science

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Date(s) - 28/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Event Description

The Victorian age was one of discovery and invention. From warfare to constructing defences this new science and the development of technology changed the world.

Meet our madcap Victorian professor this October half term at Fort Nelson and explore the weird and wonderful world of Victorian science, with lots of hands-on have-a-go activities and free fact-packed tours. There will be tonnes of fun for the kids with ‘navvy challenges’ and Victorian craft activities, plus you can discover some fascinating facts about inventions and innovations in our insight sessions.

Victorian science shows

Meet our madcap Victorian professor and discover how these new scientific ideas helped in the building of Fort Nelson. There will also be fun and interactive experiments about flotation, construction and explosions.

Junior navvy challenge

Are you as tough as the navvies who built the Fort? Have a go at wheelbarrow races, constructing keystone arches and loads more fun challenges.

Sessions at 12 noon and 3pm
Suitable for ages 5 – 10

Craft activities

Get creative decorating your own brick and add it to the wall to build a multi-coloured Fort Nelson.

Suitable for ages 3+ / £3 per child / Pay on the day
Drop-in between 10am and 4.30pm

Play sessions

Dressing up clothes and Victorian games.
Suitable for ages 5 – 10
Drop in 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm


Join a 30-minute fact-packed tour of the Fort and find out about its history and the development of artillery.  Free tours at 11.15am and 1.30pm

Insight talks

Fascinating facts about inventions and innovations.
Free, talks at 1pm and 2pm

Event Contact Information

Website Address: https://royalarmouries.org/event/spooky-science/
Contact Telephone Number: 01329233734

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