Events at Fort Nelson this Easter
Napoleonic Easter : Mid-week activities
Invasion! The French are coming to Fort Nelson
Come and discover what life was like in the Napoleonic period. Around the turn of the 19th century, the French emperor Napoleon’s ambitions threatened invasion and war in Europe.
A varied programme of mid-week family-centred Easter holiday activities, designed to entertain and enlighten all ages.
This Easter weekend, the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson invites visitors to come and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th century. The French emperor Napoleon had his sights set on invasion!
Join them for an action-packed Easter weekend with themed activities for all the family, including infantry drill and sword displays by costumed re-enactors.
Live firings of the British 6 pounder Bronze Smooth Bore Muzzle Loader gun and a replica 1810 Bloomfield 3 pounder will sound at 11 am, 1 pm & 3.30 pm.
There will be tours, static displays of artillery including two artillery pocket launchers and a Napoleonic camp set up right here on our Parade ground..
Dates: 8 April – 12 April and 15 April – 19 April
Easter weekend: Saturday 20 April – Sunday 21 April
The Royal Armouries museum at Fort Nelson is home to one of the largest collections of artillery in the UK. The Fort is set within 19 acres, there is so much to see and explore including the ramparts, parade, tunnels, galleries and a really good Café!
The Fort is open daily 10 am – 5 pm (April – October), and admission is free.