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Museum - Military


Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort


Newhaven Fort,
Fort Road,


Offering the perfect family day out, there is so much to explore at Newhaven Fort, including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Experience a sense of freedom in this 10-acre site as you stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to fire any imagination!

This scheduled ancient monument tells the story of life in a Victorian Fortress and the on-site military museum demonstrates Newhaven Fort’s role through two World Wars. Sit in our recreated Blitz street shelter simulation and experience how it would have felt being caught in a real air-raid (although the comforting narration reminds everyone that fortunately, on this occasion, it’s completely safe!).

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Please note Newhaven Fort is closed during January and February.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

10.00am – 5.00pm daily from 15th February – 6th November 2016
Last admission is at 4.00pm


With Gift Aid / Without Gift Aid

Adult £7.70 / £7.00
Child (4-15 years old) £ 5.10 / £4.60
Family (2 adults & 2/3 children) £23.10 / £21.00
Student £5.95 / £5.40
Senior £6.35 / £5.75
Disabled Adult £4.15 / £3.75
Disabled Child £1.20 / £1.05
Carer £2.40 / £2.15

Season tickets, group and school rates also available.

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Map reference: TQ 449002  Lat: 50.78328 Long: 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 . 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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newhaven Town station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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