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Falklands 40 Exhibition

What Portsmouth Saw
25th May 2022, 10:00 am to 31st December 2022, 5:00 pm

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Come and hear the personal histories of veterans who served in the Falklands conflict in this new, free exhibition.

The temporary exhibition features recordings of local servicemen discussing their experiences of returning to Portsmouth Harbour, alongside video footage from BBC South and photographs from The News, which are sure to spark memories of these emotional homecomings. 

Also on display will be a range of small arms used by both sides in the war. 

Portsmouth played a huge part in the Falklands War. Of the 127 ships that sailed the 8,000 miles to the Falklands, a third of the taskforce were prepared in the dockyard. From its elevated position overlooking the Solent, Fort Nelson was witness to this key period in British history. 

Entrance to Fort Nelson and this temporary Falklands exhibition entry is free. Please pre-book your visit. 

Find out more about the history of the Falklands and its association with Fort Nelson with our online exhibition including videos from local servicemen.