Newhaven Fort

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

Newhaven Fort will be open every day of the week in 2016 from 15th February to 6th November. We open from 10.00am - 5pm, with last admission at 4pm. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Admission charges

Gift Aid Charges (standard in brackets)
Adult £7.70 (£7.00)
Senior £6.35 (5.75)
Student £5.95 (£5.40)
Child £5.10 (£4.60)
Family (2 Adults & 2/3 Children) £23.10 (£21.00)
Disabled Adult £4.15 (£3.75)
Disabled Child £1.20 (£1.05)
Carer £2.40 (£2.15)

Additional info

1940's Tea Room open 10.00am - 5.00pm Last orders at 4.30pm.

Collection details

Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Poster with details of 3rd july event

Somme 100 Commemoration

  • 3 July 2016 10am-5pm

Join us for a day of Commemorative activities to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. There will be children’s activities, including poppy crafts and a chance to get hands on with some First World War kit.

We’re also pleased to be hosting a talk entitled The Battle of the Somme – The first day and beyond by Dr Chris Kempshall at 1pm, which will discuss the planning, events, and legacy of the Battle of the Somme. It will examine the disastrous first day of the battle, the worst in the history of the British Army, and also the longer term effect of the battle on the remainder of the war.

And at 3pm there will be a screening of the 1916 film The Battle of the Somme, featuring documentary footage of the early days of the Battle.

Normal Fort admission prices apply.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Newhaven Fort
Fort Road
East Sussex




01273 517 622

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