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Cloaked in mystery and protected by its impressive ramparts, Newhaven Fort has been keeping secrets safely hidden for almost 150 years. Venture inside this extraordinary Victorian Structure to discover its fascinating and surprising past and help to celebrate and forge its exciting future.
Journey deep into the vast network of tunnels, venture on to the ramparts and gun emplacements to soak up the stunning views, and unlock the secret stories of the people who lived and worked at Newhaven Fort. Explore hundreds of genuine military artefacts housed in the casemates lining the Parade Ground and reveal their hidden history. Don’t miss the realistic air-raid recreation in the Blitz Bomb Shelter and the fascinating Home Front exhibition.
There’s also an ever-changing programme of living history events and activities for children. Visit the website for all the latest details.
Visit us at:
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Mon 13 Feb - Sun 5 Nov 2017||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00|
With Gift Aid/ Without Gift Aid
Adult £8.25/ £7.50
Child (4-15) £5.45/ £4.95
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £21.95/ £19.95
Senior £6.55/ £5.95
Student £6.55/ £5.95
Disabled Adult £4.35/ £3.95
Disabled Child £1.25/ £1.10
Carer £2.50/ £2.25
Well-behaved Dogs Free!
Season tickets, group and school rates also available
TQ 449002 50.78328 0.05411
Newhaven is situated between Brighton and Eastbourne on the A259 coast road and is linked to Lewes on the A27 via the A26. Newhaven is well sign posted from the A27 and all approach roads into the town have brown signs directing visitors to Newhaven Fort.
If using satellite navigation our postcode is BN9 9DS. If using an OS map, Newhaven Fort's grid reference is TQ 449 002 GB.
Trains run regularly to Newhaven Town Station, approximately 1.1 miles (1.8km) from the Fort. For further information visit www.southernrailway.com . Buses stop regularly throughout the town centre, approximately 0.7 miles (1.1km) from the Fort
Coaches are welcome throughout the season, a free coach park is provided. Cycle racks are provided outside the main entrance. Newhaven Fort offers free car parking. There is a height barrier at the Fort car park. If your vehicle is higher than 2 meters, please telephone 01273 517622 for assistance.
There are two allocated disabled car parking bays in the moat (just outside main entrance), visitors to follow signage up Fort Rise, rather than follow signs to general car park.
: 1 mile from Newhaven Town station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- French signs/guides
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Welcome Host
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Wedding receptions
- Facilities for hearing impaired