Newhaven Fort


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 or follow Newhaven Fort on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (hyperlink all channels).

Please note: Friendly dogs on leads are welcome. Most of Newhaven Fort is accessible. However, some of the tunnels and ramparts are not accessible due to the nature of the architecture and building structure.

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Guide Prices

With Gift Aid/ Without Gift Aid
Adult £8.75/ £7.95
Child (4-15) £5.80/ £5.25
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £23.05/ £20.95
Senior £6.90/ £6.25
Student £6.90/ £6.25
Disabled Adult £4.60/ £4.15
Disabled Child £1.30/ £1.15
Carer £2.60/ £2.35
Well-behaved Dogs Free!

Season tickets, group and school rates also available



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • French signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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    Newhaven Fort

    Type:Museum - Military

    Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS

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    Opening Times

    * Last admission is at 4.00pm

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