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 (up to 2+4). 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 in advance via the ticket link or by cash or cheque (payable to The Landmark Trust) on the day.

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 30 August 2019

Open day at Crownhill Fort
Midday to 5pm

The grounds and museums will be open to explore throughout the afternoon and there will be a programme of timed events.

  • A series of 30-minute guided tours below ground
  • Cannon firing on the Parade Ground
  • A display of rifles from 1850 to 1950
  • A 15-minute talk looking at Crownhill Fort in the Second World War

The signalling equipment will be back by popular demand, have a go at sending a message across the Parade Ground. Crème de la Crème catering will be providing food and drink throughout the afternoon.

18 September 2019

Bat Walk at Crownhill Fort
7pm to 9pm with last admissions at 7.15pm

This is a special event and places are limited. Visitors will be welcomed into the Guard Room for an introduction to bats by members of Devon Bat Group before taking a guided walk around the Crownhill Fort site. Bat detectors will be issued to help participants locate these fascinating creatures as they fly around the buildings, trees and structures.

Advance tickets are on sale now and must be bought in advance. If you are less mobile please call before booking tickets to make arrangements for your visit.

25 September 2019

Bat Walk at Crownhill Fort
7pm to 9pm

Details as above.

25 October 2019

Museums at Night at Crownhill Fort
4pm to 8pm

Crownhill Fort will be open as part of the national Museums at Night initiative. This is your chance to see the grounds and museums after dark. The Fort will be lit by historic lanterns and gunfire will light up the Parade Ground. Tickets will go on sale in September 2019.

30 November 2019

Beauty in decay

This is our last public event of 2019 and will highlight some of the unrestored parts of the Fort. Once more details are available they will be posted on this page and social media.



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 or visit the tours page for more information.