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An aerial view of Fort Brockhurst in Gosport

45. Explore Fort Brockhurst


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Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

This vast Victorian fort was built in 1862 as part of the defences of Portsmouth.

Fort Brockhurst opens its gates for visitors to explore and discover. Volunteers will be on hand to share the history of the site.

The Fort Cumberland Guard, a 19th-century re-enactment group, will give displays of Victorian military training and musket firing.

Military vehicles will also be on display.

Great fun for children and adults.


Allow 60 minutes +.


Saturday 10 September: 1100-1600


No booking needed – Just turn up and enjoy


Ground surfaces can be uneven so please watch your footing. Due to stepped entrances to some rooms, these inside areas may not be accessible for wheelchair users. Dogs on leads are welcome on site but only assistance dogs are allowed in interior spaces. Limited seating onsite so a fold-up stool/chair can be useful to bring for resting. Car park in Gunners Way – £2 charge for non-English Heritage members. Other parking on-road in area. Toilets are available nearby for customers to The Range.



COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


The Fort closes at 4pm so please arrive early enough to complete your visit by then. Donations to the work of English Heritage are appreciated but totally voluntary.


English Heritage




MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

Adjacent to The Range store.