Weymouth's Historic Sea Fort on the Jurassic Coast

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Matchstick Fleet

Phil Warren and his famous Matchstick Fleet: This popular and unique exhibition comes back again. Not to be missed.

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Matchstick Fleet

Aug 12th 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Aug 12th Thru Aug 28th , Daily

Come and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled replicas of modern warships on display.

Made entirely of matchsticks and matchboxes these models, that have taken one man a lifetime to build fill the whole of our exhibition area.

This is a totally unique display, not to be missed. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models.

Open during normal opening hours. Normal entry charges apply.

The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.They are flat bottomed so that when placed on a blue tablecloth they look as though they are in the sea. But these aren’t just static models. If you can go down to the exhibition, get Mr Warren to show you how they move. The rotor blades spin on the aircraft, the radars move on the ships.

“Trying to figure out how I am going to make it – that’s the hobby,” he said, retracting the wings of one aircraft. The finishing touch to the matchstick models comes with painting, which is all done by hand – even the squadron markings and numbers.

It might take more patience than most of us have- but Mr Warren’s steady hand is something of a natural talent. Not to be missed!


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Nothe Fort
Barrack Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 8UF

Telephone: 01305 766626

Press 1 for information on opening times and admission charges
Press 2 for School Bookings and Administration
Press 3 for Reception and Ticket Sales
Press 4 for the Director

Fax: 01305 759684

E-mail: info@nothefort.co.uk