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.

Date

Event

 

Friday 28 June 2019

 

Open afternoon at Crownhill Fort
Midday to 4pm

The grounds and museums will be open to explore throughout the afternoon. With extensive ramparts offering some of the best views in Plymouth we invite you to spend time enjoying the ambience of the Fort. The provisional schedule of timed events is as follows:

  • 1.00pm A display of rifles with examples dating from 1850 to 1944. Visitors will have the opportunity to fire a rifle for an additional charge.
  • 1.45pm A 45-minute guided tour below ground showcasing some of the Fort’s defensive structures including rifle galleries and Caponiers.
  • 2.30pm Cannon firing on the Parade Ground
  • 3.00pm A repeat of the 45-minute guided tour

Crème de la Crème catering will be on site providing hot food, tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks

Advance tickets are now on sale via Devon Museums

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Special event - Moncrieff Disappearing Gun firing
6.30pm - 8.30pm with last admissions at 7pm

This is a special event with a limited number of tickets available. Upon arrival visitors will be welcomed with an introduction to the Fort followed by a guided walk around some examples of artillery installed at the Fort in the 1880s. The highlight of the evening will be the firing of the world's only operational Moncrieff Disappearing Gun. We will provide earplugs or you are welcome to bring your own. 

Tickets must be bought in advance and will not be for sale on the night. The ramparts are accessed via a grassy artillery ramp with a gradient of 1:14. If you are less mobile then please call before booking tickets to make arrangements for your visit.  

Advance tickets are now sale via Devon Museums.

Saturday 27 July 2019

Open day at Crownhill Fort
10am to 3pm with last admissions at 2pm

The grounds and museum will be open to explore throughout the afternoon and there will be a programme of timed events including gunfire and guided tours.

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Special event – Caponier Gun firing
6.30pm to 8.30pm with last admissions at 7pm

This is a special event and places are limited. We invite you to experience a gun fire in the depths of the Fort’s defences. Following an introduction to the Fort, visitors will be led through a maze of tunnels to the North Caponier. It is here you will experience firing from a rifle, carronade and smoothbore cannon. We will provide earplugs or you are welcome to bring your own.

Tickets must be bought in advance and will not be for sale on the night. The Gun decks are only accessible via steep stairs, if you are less mobile please call before booking tickets to make arrangements for your visit.

Advance tickets are now on sale via Devon Museums

Friday 30 August 2019

Open day at Crownhill Fort
Time TBC

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

Wednesday
18 September 2019

Bat Walk at Crownhill Fort
7pm to 9pm

The first of two bat walks in the grounds of the Fort. Full details will be published and tickets will be on sale soon. Put the date in your diary, tickets will go on sale in August 2019.

Wednesday
25 September 2019

Bat Walk at Crownhill Fort
7pm to 9pm

The second of two bat walks in the grounds of the Fort. Full details will be published and tickets will be on sale soon. Put the date in your diary, tickets will go on sale in August 2019.

Friday
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 August 2019.

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.