Fort Brockhurst - English Heritage

Fort Brockhurst - English Heritage
Gunners Way
Elson
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 4DS
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/fortbrockhurst

Telephone

02392 581059

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An exterior view of Fort Brockhurst
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Fort Brockhurst is one of five forts known as the Gosport Advanced Lines, built to defend Portsmouth Harbour from a flanking attack by the French.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Open to public on second Saturday of every month March - October, between 11:00am - 15:00pm. Free admission. Open for pre-booked guided tours and handling sessions. Please call site for details

Admission charges

Free admission

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Holds archaeological, architectural and historical objects from English Heritage sites in the south of England.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Portchester Castle
  • Northington Grange
  • Royal Garrison Church
  • Bishop's Waltham Palace
  • Sheerness Dockyard
  • Pevensey Castle
  • Wolvesey Palace
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Avoid the Rush at Fort Brockhurst

  • 11 September 2014

Do you enjoy getting out to visit places but hate the crowds? Come and visit Fort Brockhurst on a quieter weekday. Meet Pam Braddock, the Curator, and hear her talk about the vast treasure trove of historic objects from English Heritage's extensive reserve collection. Or just relax and enjoy the grounds.
Fort Brockhurst is one of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its vital harbour against a French invasion. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can all be viewed.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/avoid-the-rush-at-fort-brockhurst

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Get Switched on to Lighting Discovery Visit

Discover how our ancestors learnt to create their own light. Handle a variety of intriguing objects relating to artificial light from the Romans to the present day, learn how they work and share your discoveries.
The Alphabet Trail is a free half hour optional extra to all Discovery Visits available at Fort Brockhurst. It takes place around the grounds of the fort where there is plenty of outdoor space. Why not bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it!
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History

How to obtain

Call 01483 252013 to book a 1½ hour session, held twice daily on Wednesdays during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19469 for more information.

Hands on Victoriana Discovery Visit

Experience life in a Victorian Military School. Investigate fascinating artefacts of the Victorian peroid by handling and discussing objects from Fort Brockhurst's extensive collection.
The Alphabet Trail is a free half hour optional extra to all Discovery Visits available at Fort Brockhurst. It takes place around the grounds of the fort where there is plenty of outdoor space. Why not bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it!
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History

How to obtain

Call 01483 252013 to book a 1½ hour session, held twice daily on Wednesdays during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19469 for more information.

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