All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort, Fort Rd, Newhaven, Sussex, BN9 9DS
01273 517622
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Newhaven Fort review

Newhaven Fort is a fortress built in the 1860s which overlooks Newhaven Harbour and Seaford Bay in East Sussex. The fort was built to defend the harbour and is now open as a museum with lots to see and do for all the family.

You can journey deep into the fort’s tunnels and walk along the ramparts where you can see the gun emplacements. There is a recreated first world war trench and you can learn how the war changed the course of history forever in a highly-praised exhibition.

The Lost Fort is an immersive experience where kids can produce their own cave art and peek inside a Hunter-Gatherer shelter and see detailed scenes and images. There is a Sussex sea and air exhibition and you can experience life during WWII with a blitzed street, air raid shelter and more. There are three exhibitions where you can discover the story of the fort. These include a 12-minute film and replica displays. They also have an adventure play area outside for the under 12s. Plus some excellent underground tunnels to explore.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Newhaven Fort

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. There are picnic benches outside.

What are the main things to do?

Historic fort with interactive displays, replica scenes, underground tunnels, adventure playground and great views. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard ticket costs £8.50, children 4-15 are £5.60. Under 4s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and season tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is a free car park.

When are they open?

Newhaven Fort is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome as long as they are supervised and kept on a lead at all times. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Tea Room.

Are they accessible?

Newhaven Fort
Newhaven Fort
Newhaven Fort
Newhaven Fort
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