Landguard Fort is one of the region’s most popular visitor attractions and is delighted to open its iron-clad doors to you on 21 May.
With 400 years of history and set in a stunning landscape, Landguard Fort offers fascinating insights into how people lived and worked at the fort, from the last invasion of England in 1667, through two world wars and into the nuclear age.
Lockdown has given the Fort the opportunity to develop new displays, which reach deeper into social, military and technological history ahead of our opening on 21 May. View a chilling Cold War government public information film explaining how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a nuclear attack. Watch the man jump off his bike and into a ditch! Communicate the old fashioned way by sending messages using semaphore signal flags and Morse code stations – dit-dah-dit-dah. See the new exhibit to celebrate the involvement of the Royal Marines at the fort and what they do today.
Barracks & Semaphore Flag
Follow the one-way system which will take you into hidden places you might not otherwise have visited, whether this is your first visit or you’ve been here before. Enjoy refreshments indoors or outdoors and browse a new range of products in our Gift Shop, re-arranged to keep you safe.
For more information about what you can see, do and enjoy and to book advance tickets visit the Landguard Fort website www.landguard.com
Volunteer Team at Landguard Fort
Landguard Fort are also looking to recruit maintenance volunteers to help with the upkeep of the site. If you have building maintenance skills such as woodworking, carpentry, construction and painting and decorating, get in touch with Nicola Barker at 01394 675900.