Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Object Title

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson


1983 to 1995



Scope and Content

Records relating to the development of the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery at Fort Nelson, 1 File containing information on alternative sites including Greenwich and Woolwich; Chatham; Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth; Spitalfields; Crownhill Fort; MOD; other locations; and comparisons between the various locations, 2 File containing records relating to the feasibility study including correspondence; first draft of the feasibility study; appendices; Development Committee papers (12th-13th September 1988); McAvoy Wreford Bayley; McAvoy Wreford Bayley questionaire; Macormac Jamieson and Prichard architects; Ledward and McDonald; Clarson Goff Associates; James R. Briggs Associates; Department of the Environment approval; and Ventura, 3 File containing information relating to the historical background relating to Fort Nelson; notes prepared for the Board of Trustees; Board Papers relating to Fort Nelson (25th September 1986); meetings of the Land Sub-committee; Preliminary proposals; Minutes of the Fort Nelson Officers Group; Land Sub-committee negotiations; 1988 Lease; 1987 Lease; 1986 Lease; 1985 Lease; plans for the 1983 Lease, 4 File containing records of works including: Works 1994/95; Works 1993/94; Works 1992; Works 1991; Works 1990; Works 1989; Works 1988; Works pre 1988, 5 File containing photographs showing the progress of works at Fort Nelson, 6 File containing records relating to the Fort Nelson Project and Management Group, 7 File containing information relating to Fort Nelson Works Meetings and to the Fort Nelson Liaison Committee, 8 File containing records relating to the Rubb building including temporary buildings; demountable structures; Rubb catalogue; Rubb building request forms; and correspondence, 9 File containing information on the proposed subsequent development of Fort Nelson after its official opening in April 1994 including a Paper to the Development Committee; a Paper to the Board of Trustees (BOTA 94/2); Progress report on the development of Fort Nelson to date; overall estimates of the costs of development; Hampshire County Council costs; display costs; building restoration costs; promotional costs; education costs; grants; fundraising; Royal Armouries Development Trust; Fort Nelson appeal; Wolfson Foundation


9 x Boxes

Access Conditions

To be reviewed prior to release