Of all the forts in and around Portsmouth it is Fort Cumberland that is often the one most people want to get a glance of, not just because of its fascinating architecture and history but also because of it being closed to the public apart from Heritage Open Days (see our in-depth article on our visit back in 2016 HERE). Hidden away from sight out in Eastney, Fort Cumberland is home to Nautical Archaeology Society and the south west office of the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project and on Saturday 28th July CITiZAN are holding a special open day event where you can find out much more about what they do and go on a guided tour of the fort. The line-up for the day is:
9.45 – Arrival, welcome, tea etc.
10.00 – Introduction to CITiZAN & the Solent Discovery Programme
10.30 – Using photography and photogrammetry to record archaeology
11.00 – Break
11.10 – Tour of the fort
12.30 – Lunch, discussion and feedback
Unfortunately you can’t wander about the fort on your own but if people do want to continue to explore the guys at CITiZAN have offered to guide people, including seeing the ‘surprise’ that is a Brunel bridge lurking in a hidden corner!
This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the work that CITiZAN in our local waters plus a great chance to explore the fort, photographers are very welcome.
To come along please sign up to this free event on EventBrite HERE.