Coronation Salute at Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Date: 6th May 2023 - 6th May 2023
Time: 12pm - midday
Price: Range from Free admission

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

The 21-round salute will take place at the same time as the King is crowned at approximately midday – 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.

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, Bank Holidays  and daily in the school holidays.


Royal Armouries Fort Nelson Portsdown Hill Road Fareham United Kingdom PO17 6AN
Don't miss out! Sign up to get offers, competitions and days out ideas!

Don't miss out! Sign up to get offers, competitions and days out ideas!

Sign up to the Hampshire's Top Attractions enewsletters. We'll send you an email once or twice a month, with ideas for days out, upcoming events, discounts at attractions and special competitions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with Hampshire's Top Attractions.

Thank you for signing up to the Hampshire's Top Attractions enewsletters! Remember to pop us on your safe senders list.