20th - 21st July
Victorian reenactment weekend
The 'Ragged Victorians will be visiting the Nothe Fort, where they will be 'living' in the tunnels and cellars under the Fort, and other areas of the fort, re-enacting the lives of lower classes of Victorian England, c1851.
The "Ragged Victorians" introduce a variety of characters from the day when a shilling was a week's wage.
Find out more about the life of Victorians, and experience the 'Great Unwashed' community over this two day period.
The Nothe Fort Victorian Artillery will be in attendance, firing their Victorian Cannons, following their inspection by Queen Victoria.
The Rifle Brigade of Victorian re-enactors will also be joining us at the fort.
The Victorian schoolroom and kitchen will be open – an opportunity find out about school life and the daily routines of a Victorian housewife.
Through photographs, paintings and artefacts - you can find out what life was life in Weymouth and Portland during the Victorian era.
Whilst you relax in the Fort View café - enjoy some Victorian entertainment in the company of performers from the era, - singers, dancers and musicians.
Try your hand at some Victorian games and activities – Hoopla, coconut shy, roll a penny, and experience typical Victorian punishment - in the stocks!
Local artists will be recreating traditional crafts around the parade ground.
Senior Citizen £7
Children under 5 FREE
Children 5 to 15 (Inclusive) Only £3
2 Adults + 2 Children £18
1 Adult + 2 Children £10
Event type: Festivals
Venue: Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth. DT4 8UF
Nearest town: Weymouth, Dorset, UK
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: