Friday19 May 2017, 6 pm - 9:15 pm
Part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival.
A rare opportunity to explore the Fort Nelson and experience the noise and power of the big guns after hours.
Highlights will include the firing of the 32-pounder Victorian gun in its original position in the North Caponier, an underground defensive chamber with sights set on the killing fields outside the fort walls.
Out on the parade the mighty Sexton, an armoured veteran of the Second World War will be put through its paces.
Costumed characters will provide presentations and handling sessions in the fort’s Artillery Hall and kitchen where visitors will be able to find out what Victorian garrison life was like for soldiers stationed at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson during the Second World War. In the hospital gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience the sights and smells of traditional Victorian medicine, examine a replica medicine bag and its contents and discover more about the pioneering work of Florence Nightingale.
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets are available on Eventbrite now http://ow.ly/sJwA30akoX2 , telephone 01329 233 734 or visit the Fort Nelson Visitor Centre.