Crownhill Fort Open Day

Plymouth, Devon

Saturday 24 July - 11am to 3pm

Please book via Devon Museums website.

*Please note that access to the Landmark accommodation will not be available during this open day*

Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Plymouth’s Victorian Defences. Owned and managed by The Landmark Trust since 1987, Crownhill Fort’s buildings have been given many new uses to generate income for the structure’s maintenance and upkeep.

The museums, complete with exhibits from the late 19th and mid 20th centuries, will be open although numbers may be restricted at busy times, and the 12 acres of grounds will be open to explore between 11am and 3pm, with the following timed events held throughout the day:

    • A guided walk around the NE rampart (probably run more than once)
    • Firing of a 2 inch field gun on the Parade Ground
    • A display of small arms from 1860 to 1950. Visitors will have the opportunity to fire a Martini Henry rifle for £5 at the end of the demonstration
    • The newly refurbished Detention Room will be open
    • The event will close with firing of a 32 pounder cannon

Please note that areas underground will not be open to view for safety reasons.

Admission to our public open days cost £5 for adults and £3 for children. Pay and display parking at £4 per car is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Alternatively, the Fort is very easy to access by public transport. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Devon Museums.

Creme de la Creme catering will be onsite providing tasty snacks/lunches.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm.