A Tale of Two Raids

In 1942 more than 6,000 men (5,000 of which were Canadian) landed in Normandy as united forces launched a raid on the French port of Dieppe. But unfortunately, this ill-fated operation would fail, with deadly consequences for many of those involved.

The Dieppe raid of 1942 and the Normandy landings of 1944 have huge relevance to the story of Newhaven’s Second World War.

We invite you to explore the town’s involvements with these momentous events. Discover the tale of two raids in our themed interactive room, take a look at the artifacts on display and listen to the poignant memories of the survivors as part of your journey around the Fort.


All of our standard entry tickets are valid for 12 months and allow free return visits during seasonal opening hours.