Fort Brockhurst

Free Entry

£2 parking charge applies to non-members.


Gunners Way, Elson, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

Before You Go

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 keep, the parade ground, gun ramps, moated keep, washrooms and armoury can all be viewed.

Fort Brockhurst is open 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month April - October 11-3

Saturday 13  & 27 April 

Saturday 11 & 25 May 

Saturday 8 & 22 June

Saturday 13 & 27 July 

Saturday 10 & 24 August

Saturday 7 & 21 September 

Saturday 12 & 26 October 

Bring a picnic and enjoy a day at the fort exploring 


Fort Brockhurst Events 2024

Victorian Military Weekend

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May

10-4 - Free Entry

Step back in time to the 1860s with our Victorian Soilder re-enactors!

Meet the Victorian Soilders, hear what life was like and see what they did.


Before You Go

Opening times: Fort Brockhurst is open from 11am to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month between April and October.


Parking: The car park is 60 metres from the fort entrance and access from the car park to the Fort entrance is level and accessible .A £2 parking charge for non-members is payable by text. Parking is free for Members with a valid English Heritage car sticker on display. If you would prefer to pay in advance of your visit, please visit our parking payment service website.

Access: Disabled access is only possible to the grounds and ground floor.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome 

Plan a Great Day Out

Continue your day with a visit to nearby Portchester Castle, for views across the Solent and a chance to browse the gift shop.  Head into Portsmouth to visit the ornamental King James's and Landport Gates and the 13th century Royal Garrison Church, which was partially destroyed by bombing in 1941.