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This site is still currently closed to visitors due to the pandemic.
Perched on the edge of the Sussex Downs, Foredown Tower is a beautifully converted Edwardian water tower. Housing the largest operational camera obscura in the South East - a unique optical device that is used to observe the surrounding landscape, sun and sky.
A highlight of a visit is to climb the tower to the viewing room which gives outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and across the Channel.
The Tower is also the perfect starting point for a walk on the Downs. There is a small café for tea, coffee and ice cream and a peaceful garden.
We run a variety of courses see link www.portslade.org
Please note that camera demonstrations are dependent on the weather being clear.
Wheelchair access to ground floor only, toilet adapted for wheelchair users. (No access to the camera unfortunately).
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - for camera||£2.50 per ticket|
|Child - for camera||£1.50 per ticket|
Free to visit the building
- Wheelchair user accessible - Wheelchair access to ground floor only, toilet adapted for wheelchair users. (No access to the camera unfortunately)
- Groups Accepted - Please call before to ensure adequate support
- On-Site cafe/restaurant - There is a small café for tea, coffee, ice cream & snacks
- Picnic area
Children & Infants
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
- Dogs Accepted - Only in the garden.
- Groups by arrangement
- Groups welcome
- LGBT Friendly
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Railway station within 5 miles
- Approx length of visit - 20 minutes.
- Groups Accepted
- Max group size - 15-20 per demonstration - can split large groups in two
- Countryside Setting
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction - Pretty garden & picnic tables
- Educational Groups
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Room/unit allocations available
- Wi-fi available
* Please 01273 415625 to check opening times before you plan your visit.
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT
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