Fort Nelson The Redan


Fort Nelson is one of six Palmerston forts, strategically positioned along the chalk ridge of Portsdown Hill, and is one of the best surviving examples of a 19th - century Victorian fort.

This fully restored Victorian fort was built to protect the great naval harbour of Portsmouth and is set in over 19 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside. Spectacular views of Portsmouth Harbour, the Meon Valley and South Downs National Park make it a unique place for your special event.

All the rooms available to hire are packed with individuality and heritage providing the perfect atmosphere and ambience - adding that extra special something to your event.

Whatever you are celebrating, whether it's gathering family and friends in celebration of a significant birthday or anniversary, marking a personal milestone or achievement, holding a civil ceremony or conducting a training session, seminar or product launch with colleagues, Fort Nelson will provide a unique venue for your event.

Make your event really go with a bang with a special gun salute - experience the noise and the power of one of its big guns being fired on The Parade.

Point of the Redan: Max Capacity 100
Officers' mess: Max Capacity 16
Ante Room: Max Capacity 45
Palmerston Suite: Max Capacity 45

Enquiries can be made via our website

If you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a time to have a look around, please contact the team to discuss your requirements.

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  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting
  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Permits Clients own Caterers
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Natural Daylight
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On site parking close by

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Some no smoking areas


Map & Directions

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Type:Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN
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Tel+44 (0) 1329 233734

Opening Times

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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