Fort Nelson

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The Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire is well worth a visit. It is part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red which was installed at the Tower of London in 2014. The Wave is an iconic sculpture representing an arch of red poppies suspended on towering stalks which rise from the ramparts. Some say it portrays going over the top during the First World War. Everyone is wowed by the sight of the beautiful poppies which greet you but tinged with sadness for what they represent. Viewed from every angle the result is the same – breathtaking. Fort Nelson is an unique setting for the Wave as it is the home of the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery which houses an impressive collection of artillery through the ages from across the world. The Wave will only be there until 24th June as it has been gifted to the Imperial War Museum.
Fort Nelson is open every day and has free entry, as does The Wave. Whether you visit for The Wave or just to see the museum, it is a great day out with free parking opposite the fort.


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