The explosive echo of the mighty mortar

Sun 26/03/17 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Experience the sound of the mighty mortar echoing across Fort Nelson’s North Mortar Battery

Visitors are invited to experience the sound of the mighty mortar echoing across Fort Nelson’s North Mortar Battery in the first of Fort Nelson's free spectacular Sunday gun firings featuring authentic gun drills.

Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces.

Uniformed detachments from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will fire the historic gun at 11 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm and 3:30 pm at Fort Nelson, home to the national collection of artillery – the big guns! The 25-pounder Howitzer will additionally be fired at 1 pm on the Parade.