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Explore Fort Brockhurst: The Fort Cumberland Guard bring history to life…(Event from 2023)


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

Explore early Victorian army life with The Fort Cumberland Guard; get hands-on at soldier school; discover more on a guided tour of Fort Brockhurst; and meet the horses whilst enjoying the grounds…

Fort Brockhurst opens its gates for visitors to explore and discover.

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

Children can join soldier school for all the budding soldiers who would like to join Her Majesty’s Army, learning how to march and hold their muskets correctly!

Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the site or perhaps you’d like to join them on one of the guided tours throughout the day.

The grounds of Fort Brockhurst are large so perhaps bring a picnic to enjoy there, or you can buy food and ice creams on site.

You are also invited to join the volunteers in creating poppies for this year’s Remembrance Sunday community display at Fort Brockhurst.

All in all, this event is great fun for children and adults alike.

Duration: Allow 60 minutes.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000 – 1600 Last entry 1500
Sunday 10 September: 1000 – 1600 Last entry 1500

Booking Details

No booking required


Service dogs welcome Partially accessible



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. Please be aware that horses will be on-site and musket firing will be taking place during displays. Limited seating onsite so a fold-up stool/chair can be useful to bring for resting. Car park in Gunners Way. Other parking on-road in the area. Please do not use the Range car park unless you are also shopping there.

Additional Information

Organised by

English Heritage



Close to ‘The Range’ store.