The Plymouth Military History Weekend 2017 is an exclusive event, derived from our living history weekends, and after lots of feedback from speaking to people at our public displays, tours and exhibitions. Tickets will go on sale this week for selected tours, walks and lectures with the main event at Whitsand Bay Fort which will be free admission for all to visit, but there will be a small charge to visit the underground rooms and tunnels that goes toward the restoration.
So far this year we have…Tours of a nuclear submarine, Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, Plymouth Blitz Museum, Shadows of Our Past by Wesley Ashton Exhibition, Dunkeswell Memorial Museum, Plymouth War Walks, Philip Photiou presents Plymouth’s Forgotten War, Visit to the Commonwealth War Graves Poppies Wave Installation at Plymouth Hoe National Naval Memorial, WW2 Airfield visit, air raid shelter visit, reenactors, combat displays, archery and a family treasure hunt that will launch that very weekend and help you learn of the landscape around us that has been dominated by military use for hundreds of years.
Base Camp for the weekend is at our HQ located at Whitsand Bay Fort, overlooking Plymouth, nestled atop the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. The Fort was a large Coastal Artillery Battery built to defend Plymouth armed with huge disappearing guns but now a fully functional site brought back to life by it’s current owners, and in partnership with Hidden Heritage and dedicated volunteers.
Luxury lodges, camping and motorhome pitches are available to book for the weekend at a special rate that includes full use of the facilities including indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant in the historic Barrack Casemates. Camp with the Hidden Heritage Team and reenactors from around Devon and Cornwall, immersing yourself in the experience entirely and learning about the past in a fun an interactive way.