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Royal Armouries Ft NelsonThe national collection of artillery is on display in the Royal Armouries' establishment in the imposing Fort Nelson. The Victorian fort has been restored to its former glory, and is now a 19-acre monument with new galleries, a new café and a new visitor centre. There are classic mortars, neatly lined up where where they would be when the fort was still functional. Go underground like the garrison and reach various parts of the fort. Overlook the whole site from the viewing area. Learn more about the fort's history and the history of artillery in themed sections. The..
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.. Art of Artillery section features amazingly decorated cannons, including a unique Burmese bronze cannon in the shape of a dragon! The newly-opened Voice of the Guns Gallery takes you through generations of big, really big guns. There's an extraordinary 15th-century Turkish bombard, some rare 17th and 18th-century artefacts, but also modern weapons such as the famous 1944 88mm Flak 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun, the 1941 Type 94 Quick Fire Gun, and the secrecy-shrouded 1988 Iraqi Supergun. Hear the fascinating stories of critical battles all around the world, and get to know the people behind the guns.