Welcome to Fort Lytton

Fort Lytton is Queensland’s foremost military exhibit, with extensive historic fortifications, Queensland’s largest military museum and regular military re-enactments. Admission, guided tours and parking are all free 10am-4pm on Sundays, most public holidays and special occasions. It’s a great day out for everyone, from families to serious historians.

Next open day Sunday 23 October 2016 10am – 4pm
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The legendary disappearing gun
The legendary disappearing gun

Fort Lytton defended Brisbane continuously from colonial times until after WW2.

The historic fort consists of about a hectare of colonial buildings, tunnels and other fortified structures embedded in a protective earth-mound wall and surrounded by a 10m-wide water-filled moat.

In addition, numerous other fortifications, museum buildings and outdoor exhibits occupy the 13 hectare site.


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.