Patricia and John Wheeler have arranged and reserved parking at Fort Nelson, there is also a cost of £3 per car,
which is mandatory, and needs to be paid in advance with your booking via PayPal to
However, entry to the Museum is FREE. As per previous drives
and events, this event is based on a first come first served basis.
ALL members must book with us in advance to secure the time slot of 10:30 and All
people and cars need to be in place at Fort Nelson no later than 10:00am.
Please book your place no later than Monday 27 th September 2021, as we need to confirm
reservations at both Fort Nelson and Wonderberry’s Coffee Shop, plus pay for the reserved
car parking at Fort Nelson.
You have the option of having your own picnic beside your car, after your tour of the
museum, or take a drive to Wonderberry’s Coffee Shop, based at the Bursledon Brickworks
and Charlotte (Wonderberry’s Owner) has assured Mal that the Coffee Shop meets all of the
social distancing requirements, and that separate tables are available.
We will need you to tell us which you would prefer to do: a) Picnic by your MX5 or b) Drive to Wonderberry’s for lunch.
The Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson, has an astonishing collection of artillery. It will
be a good morning out to enjoy and discover, the intriguing history of Artillery and, how it
changed the nature of battles and affected the lives of many people between the 15th and 21st century. The phrase “must see” truly applies to Fort Nelson’s astonishing collection of
different Artillery and guns from different time periods. Over 700 items of artillery from
many countries and spanning 600 years are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the
unique stories behind them, and set within 19 acres and featuring the Ramparts, Parade
Ground and eerie tunnels to wander through. The restored barracks, museum galleries and the fort is an exciting day out, whatever the weather!
Mal, Terry, Patricia & John