Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort
Fort Road
East Sussex




01273 517 622


01273 512 059

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Newhaven Fort
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Newhaven Fort is an award winning attraction and a fine example of an English fortification, Newhaven Fort has the sights and sounds of the past, offering a truly unforgettable day out for the whole family.

Newhaven Fort's on-site military museum demonstates its role through the First and Second World Wars, offering exciting glimpses into England's dramatic wartime past.

Offering a warm welcome and a day out with a difference, a visit to Newhaven Fort is not to be missed!

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

1st March - 3rd November
March - September 10.30am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm)
October & November 10.30am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm

Closed November 4th - February 28th

Admission charges

Adult: £6.00
Senior/Concession: £5.00
Child: £4.00
Family: £18.70
Disabled Rate: £3.25
Group rates available

Additional info

Searchlight Cafe open 11.30am-4.00pm Lunch served from 11.30am-2.30pm.

Collection details

Weapons and War

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Clara Bow in 'Wings'

Centenary Cinema - 'Wings' (1927)

  • 2 August 2014 6:30-9:30pm

A rare opportunity to see this classic silent film on the big screen. 'Wings' (1927) [U] tells the story of two young men, both in love with the same woman, who enter the US Air Corps during WW1. The film features Clara Bow, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper and won the first Academy Award for Best Picture. This presentation is courtesy of Filmspot - a touring celebration of cinema!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£7 (£6 concession)


Lew Ayres in 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

Centenary Cinema - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1930) [PG]

  • 3 August 2014 6:30-9:30pm

One of the most powerful anti-war films, this realistic and harrowing depiction of war is regarded as one of the greatest American movies of all time. The screening is brought to you by Filmspot - a touring celebration of cinema! The film will be preceded by a short commemoration to mark Britain's entry into WW1 on 4th August 1914.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£7 (£6 concessions)


'The Better 'Ole' poster

The Better 'Ole

  • 21 — 23 August 2014

A rare opportunity to see one of the West End's great dramatic successes during WW1 – Meeching Amateur Dramatics proudly presents "The Better 'Ole or the Romance of Old Bill", by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather & Capt. Arthur Elliott. Performances at 7.45pm, doors open at 7.00pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£10 (£8 concessions).
Please call Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622 to book


Twelfth Night Publicity poster

Twelfth Night

  • 26 August 2014 6:45-10:30pm

Oddsocks’ 2014 production of Twelfth Night is a madcap musical treat with Shakespeare's love stories intertwined with well-known British Chart hits to keep the blood pumping and the mood merry. A great Shakespearean party night hosted by the inimitable Oddsocks!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£13 (£11 concessions)
Please call Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622 to book.


Newhaven Fort parade ground

Battle of Britain Commemoration

  • 7 September 2014 10:30am-5pm

Join us for a day of 1940s celebration and commemoration. Plenty of live music from Fort favourites The Swingtime Sweethearts, and Puttin' on the Blitz barbershop quartet, as well as military vehicles, a vinatge hair salon, and a number of living history displays to get you in that 1940s mood!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£6 adult; £5 concession (student, over 60s); £4 child (under 4s go free); £18.70 family (2 adults and 2 or 3 children). Tickets available on the door, no need to book.