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Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct

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Published June 4th 2021
Step back in time at Fort Lytton
Fort Lytton was Brisbane's primary defence facility from 1880 until after WW2. Significant historic fortifications remain and the site is currently home to Queensland's largest military museum.

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Impressive structures


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Historic remains


Visitors can explore colonial buildings, gun pits, triangulation stations tunnels and other fortified structures. Adding to the excitement, the protective earth embankment and water-filled moat still surround the original fort.

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Step back in time


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Authentic experiences


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Hands-on explorations


Visitors can also browse through extensive collections of artefacts, reproductions and memorabilia. These are located within the dedicated museum buildings, outdoor exhibits and gun park.

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Medical tent with equipment


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Machinery exhibit


Fort Lytton is open to the public from 10 am-4 pm each Sunday. Admission and guided tours are free, however, donations are gladly accepted.

Follow their page Fort Lytton Historical Association (Queensland) for notifications of future events, including school holiday programs, gun firing and other military re-enactments.
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Why? To explore historic structures and browse through extensive museum collections
When: Sundays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Fort Lytton National Park
Cost: Free entry
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