AN IMMERSIVE remembrance experience will commend the centenary of the First World War at a Hampshire landmark.

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson will mark the centenary on November 11, with a special immersive sound experience.

The fort usually remembers with a gun salute and silence called "When the Guns Fell Silent" but the change this year they will give visitors an insight into soldiers experiences on the front line.

In the run up to the 11th hour the fort's 18-pounder gun from the First World War will be fired a number of times, and in the final ten minutes there will be a simulation of some of the chaos experienced on the front line, with rifles and artilleries being fired up the silence at 11am.

Mark Jackson, Events and Informal Learning Manager comments: “Fort Nelson played an incredibly important role during the First World War, housing a number of recruits from Kitchener’s volunteer army. We hope our remembrance events bring to light the unthinkable experiences of those who fought on the front line, giving visitors an opportunity to reflect on the momentous impact of conflicts, both past and present.”

The event, which starts at ten, is free to attend for anyone to honour the sacrifice made by so many people so we can live in freedom today.

There will also be a special talk exploring the stories of Portsmouth's First World War Heroes on November 21, as part of their ongoing "Fort Talks" series. Tickets for this cost £5 per person and light refreshments will be provided.

Fort Nelson houses the national collection of big guns and artillery, and underwent a major refurbishment in 2011, with new galleries and a state-of-the-art education centre. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2014.