Brownsea at war

Brownsea Island played a significant part in the two World Wars.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

On this free guided walk, find out all about Brownsea Island's involvement in the two World Wars.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Brownsea Island


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £6.75
Child £3.85 £3.35
Family £19.25 £16.75
1 adult and 3 children £11.55 £10.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £5.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £2.90

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Ferry fare (not National Trust) applies to all visitors


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 April 2017 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Upcoming events

Brownsea at war

Fri 07 Apr 2017
Brownsea Island played a significant part in the two World Wars.

The Great Brownsea Storybook Adventure trail

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Once upon a time on an island in Poole Harbour, legends were being challenged.

Easter fun on Brownsea Island

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Join in with our Easter activities and have a go at our special Cadbury Easter trail with chocolatey prizes.

Eco adventure camping

Mon 17 Apr 2017
New for 2017, a new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors.

Birdsong Morning Walk

Sat 29 Apr 2017
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive.

Coastal wildlife walk

Fri 05 May 2017
An insight into the wildlife that lives along Brownsea Island's shoreline.