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.



Friday 26th October

Museums at Night at Crownhill Fort

This event is back for another year and is a one-off chance to see Crownhill Fort after dark. The Fort will be lit with historic lanterns and visitors will be able to watch cannon firing at night. The draft running order is as follows:

• 16.00 Ramparts, museums and exhibitions open
• 16.30 Firing of a 2 inch field gun
• 17.00 An interactive talk on rifles from 1850 to 1945
• 17.45 A guided walk around the East Caponier by free timed ticket
• 18.00 Ramparts closed to visitors
• 18.45 32 pounder cannon fire after dark
• 20.00 Museums and exhibitions close

Museum displays, exhibition spaces and the Parade Ground will be open throughout the evening. Bravura Bars will be providing refreshments.

Advance tickets can be purchased here  or tickets can be purchased on the gate with cash or cheque.

Wednesday 31st October

North Caponier cannon firing at Crownhill Fort

This is a special event in the North Caponier at Crownhill Fort that runs from 6pm to 7.30pm. The evening will begin with an introduction to the Fort followed by a tunnel walk. Two rounds will be fired from a cannon in the North Caponier.

Gunfire in an enclosed space is incredibly loud and produces a lot of smoke. Visitors of all ages are welcome although we do not recommend this event for very small children. We will provide ear protection or you are welcome to bring your own.

40 tickets are available and must be purchased in advance from here. No tickets will be on sale on the night. Please note that the grounds and museums will not be open during this event.

Friday 30th November

Beauty in Decay, our last open day of 2018

This event is back for another year and is your chance to see some of the unrestored parts of Crownhill Fort. The event runs from midday to 4pm and the grounds and museum displays will be open throughout.

For the first time in over 30 years the derelict North East Caponier will be open to visitors. Several 30 minute tours will operate throughout the event and places will be allocated by free timed ticket available at the entrance.

Bravura Bars will be providing refreshments.

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