Fort Luton has three museums on two sites revealing the history of not only the Fort but also the story of Dunkirk with original artefacts and personal stories of those who served and were affected by the events of 1939-40. In another museum visitors can learn about life for those who lived through World War II, displaying everyday items from that time. Another museum tells the story of the Fort, its construction, the Siege Trials, and its resilience during two World Wars. It is one of 80 forts constructed after a Royal Commission in 1859 reviewed the nation's defences, which was instigated because of the possibility of a French attack. Fort Luton hosts a range of activities during the year, including theatre production, comedy nights and workshops, and has a children's play area.

Opening hours
Selected weekends from March to November 2024.

Picture Credit: © Fort Luton


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