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Families get up close with artillery at Fort Nelson

JUST VISITING Aimee Wheeler and Joseph MacDonald at the Guns Gallery at Fort Nelson. Picture: Sarah Standing (133637-3479)

JUST VISITING Aimee Wheeler and Joseph MacDonald at the Guns Gallery at Fort Nelson. Picture: Sarah Standing (133637-3479)

FAMILIES enjoyed looking at a selection of artillery at a Victorian fort.

The Voice of the Guns gallery was showcased in the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, near Fareham.

The exhibition is made from a national collection of artillery and houses 14 iconic guns.

The spectacular glass-sided gallery was opened in 2011 and has 14 weapons including two sections of the infamous Iraqi Super Gun, two anti-aircraft guns - used to defend the south coast and Portsmouth during the Second World War - and the Great Turkish Bombard that dates back to 1464.

Families could look at the new gallery while enjoying other items the museum holds.

The 19-acre site, on Portsdown Hill, has more than 350 big guns on display and its galleries tell the stories of people who have lived and worked there.

Recently, it has built a new education facility and education centre.

 

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