Weekend of fun at Royal Armouries Museum in Fareham

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YOUNGSTERS will be put through their paces as they take part in activities at Fort Nelson.

A drill instructor at the Royal Armouries Museum, in Fareham, will see children take part in marching drills, work in teams to charge, ram, load and simulate firing a bronze 3-pounder mountain gun and learn about the history of the attraction’s artefacts.

During the junior gun drill weekend, on September 10 and 11, visitors can also learn about the 16-pounder gun and see the pioneering work of Florence Nightingale.

On the Sunday, uniformed detachment Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will demonstrate and live fire the 16-pounder Rifled Muzzle Loading gun at 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm.

The 25-pounder Howitzer will be fired at 1pm daily.

For details visit royalarmouries.org