Places to Go

Newhaven Fort

An award-winning attraction and a fine example of an English fortification, Newhaven Fort has the sights, sounds - even the smells - of the period, all found in a range of exhibitions and audio-visual presentations.

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!)

If you’re simply looking for fun things to do in Newhaven, or great places to visit in East Sussex, why not join us for one of our special events throughout the season?

Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to Newhaven Fort. Please come and visit us soon.

Newhaven Fort
Tel  +44 (0)1273 517622  
Address Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS