Guns will be on display at Royal Armouries in Fareham

VISITORS will be able to enjoy a display of big guns from the past 200 years.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 8:19 pm
Updated Friday, 8th July 2016, 9:22 pm

The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson is hosting a two-day event dedicated to a range of artillery.

During the event, live firings and authentic drills, performed by uniformed detachments the Garrison Artillery Volunteers, Ubique Right of the Line and the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers, will provide visitors with an exciting day out.

Nigel Hosier, operations manager at Fort Nelson in Fareham, said: ‘This new type of show for Fort Nelson promises to be a lively affair.

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‘Artillery on parade with its special re-enactments and gun firings will provide the history of the big guns in a fun and lively way for everyone who attends.’

As well as the live firings there will be talks, films and object-handling sessions plus displays of military vehicles.

There will also be stalls, activities for children and the opportunity to have a go at loading and firing a Victorian field gun.

Tickets can be pre-booked from the Fort Nelson Visitor Centre for the event on July 30 and July 31.

Activities are on between 11am and 3pm.

To book online visit