Spaces can still be booked for tours of Fort Cumberland for Heritage Open Days this weekend

Fort Cumberland in Eastney, with the former radar station at Fraser Range in the foreground  'Picture: Shaun Roster
Fort Cumberland in Eastney, with the former radar station at Fraser Range in the foreground 'Picture: Shaun Roster

People in Portsmouth have the rare chance to see inside Fort Cumberland this weekend.

The Heritage Open Days have started today and there will be two tours a day which must be booked.

The tours of the 18th century Fort Cumberland will include the ramparts with gun emplacements, the magazines, and the well-preserved High Angle Fire battery of 1890-4.

Visitors will also see a small prison cell known as the Black Hole, and a mid 20th-century cinema/theatre. In 2018 visitors will be able to see the results of an ambitious programme of conservation work. 

On Sunday there will also be tours of the archaeological science laboratories at 11am and 1.30pm, with artefacts and ecofacts on display  

The tour times are 

- Today – 2pm  

- Friday – 10.30am and 2pm 
- Saturday – Fort tour 10.30am and 2pm 

- Sunday – Tour 10.30am and 2pm, lab tour  11am and 1.30pm

To book click here . Tours take about two hours and must be booked. In an article in The News earlier this week this was not made clear and we apologise for any confusion caused. Call 023 9285 6700 for more details.