Welcome to Fort Paull, Yorkshires only remaining Napoleonic Fortress

Fort Paull,Museum,Armouries and Visitors Centre

Fort Paull has been utilised in various roles since the first Fort was built on the site during the reign of Henry VIII. On this page you can find some brief information on its history from 1542 to the present day,  or for those seeking more in-depth information, a Historical Guide is available in our Gift Shop.

The First Fort At Paull

The first Fort to be be built at Paull was completed in 1542. This fort was commissioned by Henry VIII as a defence for the then thriving Humber Ports, specifically Kingston Upon Hull. A look into the Forts life during Henry VIII's reign can be found in one of the Fort's Caponieres ( a tunnel within a tunnel ).You can even see the man himself  in all his finery.

The English Civil War

When the English Civil War broke out, the Fort at Paull became a key strategic base for Charles I and his armies as they lay siege to the city of Hull. More To Follow.