Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will mark the forthcoming anniversary of the battle of Waterloo with themed gun firings on Sunday 18 June 2017.
To commemorate the battle, uniformed detachments from Ubique Right of the Line and HMS Loire will conduct the firings of two Napoleonic six-pounder guns. A British six-pounder, smooth-bore cannon and a six-pounder French cannon “Le Fameux” at 11.30 am, 2 pm and 3 pm on Sunday 18 June 2017. This is in addition to the usual 1pm daily firing of the 25-pounder Howitzer.
There will be an opportunity for visitors to inspect the guns following the firings and the uniformed detachments will be available to answer questions about the guns.
Visitors can get up close with history in our free themed insight sessions at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm where the extraordinary talents and accomplishments of Napoleon will be acknowledged.
Museum admission and parking at Fort Nelson are free. A stroll around the galleries and ramparts, with a tasty treat in Café 1871 is an ideal way to enjoy the Father’s day weekend whatever the weather.
Free admission and parking
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