Newhaven Fort

Type:Castle / Fort

Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS
Fort Courtyard
  • Fort Courtyard
  • Dress up at the Fort
  • 1950's theme
  • Experience an air raid at Newhaven Fort
  • Play Area
  • play area
  • Screent Fort Cafe Gun
  • View of the Fort
  • Explore the Eastern Magazine
  • Little child trying on helmet

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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. Discover the story of this Victorian fortress and what life was like in two world wars through an array of interactive exhibits and showcases:

  • Feel history come alive by immersing yourself into our exhilarating Blitz Bomb Shelter experience


  • Imagine you’re on the lookout by climbing to the top of the ramparts to take in the stunning coastal views. Make sure to spot the beautiful South Downs!


  • Travel back in time to discover Newhaven’s ancient Iron Age Fort and the history of Castle Hill, on which Newhaven Fort was built


  • Feeling brave? Descend into the dark, twisting tunnels of the Eastern Magazine and keep an eye out for any paranormal guests…


  • If they’re still full of energy, they can run, climb and swing their way around the activity playground


  • After taking in the sights, enjoy a warm welcome and some delicious locally sourced food and drink in the vintage 1940s Tea Room


  • Round off your day by taking a look at our selection of quirky gifts and souvenirs in our shop. There’s plenty of pocket money items for the little ones!


With so much to see and do, there really is something for everyone at Newhaven Fort! Well behaved dogs are very welcome, so bring your four-legged family members too!

Most of Newhaven Fort is accessible to all. However, some of the tunnels and ramparts are not fully accessible due to the nature of the architecture and building structure.




Gift Aid *







Child (4-15) Must be accompanied by an adult






Disabled Adult



Disabled Child






Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)






Well-behaved Dogs



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Groups (10+)













from £4.35


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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Apart from cliff tops and stair areas
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing Loop
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Information on Audio Tape on Request - Leaflet available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - To majority of displays
  • Wheelchair user accessible - to majority of displays.


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups - (booked in advance).
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - under 12's.

Establishment Features

  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities - Meeting room
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome
  • Event Venue - Events programme
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Live Music - On special event days.
  • Open on bank holidays - March-October
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French leaflet
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Half day - full day
  • Booking essential - For groups
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - Call to discuss
  • Min group size - 20 (to receive discounted rate)
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Close to Newhaven Town Centre
  • Indoor Attraction - Displays inside
  • Outdoor Attraction - Parade Ground and Play area

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Talks for Schools.
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - For an additional fee must be booked in advance.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Opening Times

2022 (16 Feb 2022 - 3 Nov 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Last admission 4:00pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
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