Fort Lytton is Queensland’s foremost military exhibit, with extensive historic fortifications, a large museum collection of military equipment and memorabilia, and regular military re-enactments. Admission and guided tours are free on Sundays and most public holidays. It is a great day out for everyone, from families to serious historians.
The fort defended Brisbane continuously from colonial times until after WW2. It consists of about a hectare of colonial buildings, tunnels and other structures embedded in a protective earth-mound wall, surrounded by a 10m-wide wet moat. There are also other fortifications, buildings and exhibits outside the fort.
The top photograph shows a re-enactment of colonial soldiers firing one of Fort Lytton’s original guns. Re-enactments of various types occur regularly at Fort Lytton. See Coming Events for more information.