The Guns of the Mary Rose Fort Talk

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The Guns of the Mary Rose Fort Talk

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Date(s) - 21/08/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Event Description

Special guest speaker Nicholas Hall will deliver a special talk on the Guns of the Mary Rose at the Royal Armouries museum, Fort Nelson on Wednesday 21 August.

Twenty years ago, the Royal Armouries began work with the Mary Rose Trust to try and understand why the main armament of the ship so strikingly consisted of beautiful cast bronze guns set alongside rather old-fashioned looking wrought iron guns.

During the evening Nicholas will discuss the museum’s role in this remarkable project, including the use of experimental archaeology, and an unprecedented programme of gun building and trial firings designed to replicate the heavy guns of King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose.

He will conclude with the startling results that provided a fresh understanding of the Mary Rose as a new kind of fighting ship.

Date:              Wednesday 21 August 2019                                                                      

Time:               7:30 pm – 9 pm                                                                                            

Tickets:          £5 per person which includes refreshments

Tickets are available in advance from the Royal Armouries website: or from the Fort Nelson Visitor Centre.

Fort Nelson is a historic monument, rescued from dereliction and carefully restored. It commands spectacular views over Portsmouth Harbour to the south and the picturesque Meon Valley to the north. The Royal Armouries museum was opened in 1984 for the first time, and today is one of the largest artillery museums in the UK. Set within 19 acres, there is so much to see and explore, including the ramparts, parade, tunnels, galleries and Fort Nelson café. The Fort is open from 10 am – 5 pm daily (April – October). Admission is free, parking £3. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted on site.

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Contact Telephone Number: 01329233734

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