Photograph showing a large gun being fired on the Parade Ground at Fort Nelson


A gun salute will take place at Fort Nelson on 6 May to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The 21-round salute will take place at the same time as the King is crowned at approximately midday, and admission is free.

The salute will be delivered by the Garrison Artillery Volunteers on the Parade Ground at the Victorian fort on top of Portsdown Hill. Please note, the Coronation ceremony will not be televised at Fort Nelson.

Children can also enjoy a free special Kings and Queens trail to explore the museum galleries and discover some interesting royal connections in the national collection of artillery.

Please pre-book free tickets online in advance at as the site has limited capacity due to the size of its car park.

Fort Nelson is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm during term time and Bank Holidays, and daily in the school holidays.

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Free entry. Car parking £3 per vehicle.

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Coronation Gun Salute at Fort Nelson

Type:Heritage & History

Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN
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