What's on at Crownhill Fort

Admission to our public open days cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12 for a family group. We offer limited free parking on a first-come first-served basis and the Fort is very easy to access by public transport.


Payment can be made by cash or cheque (payable to The Landmark Trust) 

We do not have the facility to accept card payments but cashpoints are available in Crownhill village. 


Postcards, Handbooks and many other items of Landmark Trust merchandise are available to purchase at open days. Note that unless advertised the Holiday Accommodation is not available to view on open days.

Date

Event

Friday 27th July

School’s out for the Summer

The grounds, exhibitions and museum displays at Crownhill Fort will be open between midday and 4pm. There will be a programme of tours, talks and firing throughout the day:

• 12.00 Grounds, museums and exhibitions open
• 12.30 A guided walk around the rampart looking at the artillery
• 13.15 An interactive talk on rifles from 1850 to 1945
• 14.00 Firing of a 2 inch field gun
• 14.45 A guided walk around the East Caponier by free timed ticket
• 16.00 Grounds, museums and exhibitions close


In addition to the timed activities visitors can:
• Explore 12 acres of grounds with ramparts and several casemates
• Visit the Devon Remembers exhibition about Crownhill Fort in the First World War
• Discover what military life was like in 1890 and 1944 by visiting recreated barracks
• Follow a trail devised by and provided courtesy of The Arts Society

Friday 31st August

Late summer at Crownhill Fort

The grounds, exhibitions and museum displays at Crownhill Fort will be open between midday and 4pm. There will be a programme of tours, talks and firing throughout the day:

• 12.00 Grounds, museums and exhibitions open
• 12.30 A guided walk around the rampart looking at the artillery
• 13.15 An interactive talk on rifles from 1850 to 1945
• 14.00 Firing of a 2 inch field gun
• 14.45 A guided walk around the East Caponier by free timed ticket
• 16.00 Grounds, museums and exhibitions close


In addition to the timed activities visitors can:
• Explore 12 acres of grounds with ramparts and several casemates
• Visit the Devon Remembers exhibition about Crownhill Fort in the First World War
• Discover what military life was like in 1890 and 1944 by visiting recreated barracks
• Follow a trail devised by and provided courtesy of The Arts Society

Thursday 27th September

Bat walk with Plymouth City Bats and Devon Bat Group

This ever-popular event is back for 2018 and runs from 7-9pm. The walk is suitable for all ages and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Bat detectors will be provided to allow bat calls to be heard with the human ear.

Participants will need to wear warm clothing and stout footwear. We recommend bringing a torch. The museum displays will not be open during this event.

Admission £4 adults, £2 children, £10 family payable on the night by cash or cheque.

Friday 28th September

Open day, details TBC

Friday 26th October

Museums at Night at Crownhill Fort, details TBC

This event is back for another year and full details will be posted online closer to the date. This is a one-off chance to see Crownhill Fort after dark

 

Schools, societies and groups of friends can pre book guided tours of Crownhill Fort on other weekdays during the month. Prices start from £120. Call the Fort Office for more information.