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Where learning is unforgettable

We combine stimulating, hands-on education with enjoyment, resulting in effective learning and lasting memories. An educational trip here is an unforgettable fun-packed day.

For a memorable trip, Newhaven Fort is the place for your visit.

Choose from:

Discovery visit – £4.60 per child

Students get a focused talk from one of our Fort Facilitators (our amazing museum team), an Air Raid experience and time to explore using our new Educational Trail resources – a great opportunity to use their imagination. Download our presentation to show your class before you visit.


Home Front Object Handling Workshop – £5.60 per child

A captivating discovery workshop where children become History Detectives. Guided by a Fort Facilitator and using original WWII artefacts, they unravel information about the lives of local individuals. Includes an Air Raid experience. See the Object Handling Information Sheet for teachers for details.

What else is included?

  • Free teacher preview visit
  • Free adult places 1:5 children
  • Under cover lunch area
  • Bag and Coat Storage
  • Visit to Gift Shop
  • Fort staff to welcome you – so no queuing
  • Free on-site coach parking

Newhaven Fort is open throughout the year for school visits.

The following documents provide information for teachers visiting Newhaven Fort.

For further information contact Newhaven Fort direct on 01273 517622 or

Presentation - Preparing for your visit

Images and notes regarding what you see, learn and experience during a visit to Newhaven Fort

Getting the most out of your visit

Practical information on how to get here, curriculum links, Fort timeline and model risk assessment

Booking Form

Download, print out, complete and return this form to the Fort to make an application for booking

Pre-visit activities

Suggested activities to help you prepare your pupils for their visit



Educational Trail

For use by teachers and helpers with Key Stage 2 groups, with particular focus on the role of the Fort in the Second World War


Educational Trail - Information for Teachers

Notes for teachers and helpers on how to use the trails during your self-directed visit

Home Front Object Handling Workshop - Information for Teachers

Notes for teachers regarding the fun and exciting object handling workshop, including learning outcomes and curriculum links

Follow-up Activities

Suggested post-visit activities encouraging pupils to reflect on their visit

Student Worksheets – Significant Events in British History

The following worksheets can be copied free of charge for your school visit. Educational resources are also available from the Newhaven Fort shop.

First World War Worksheet - Coming Soon!

A worksheet featuring questions on the First World War.

The Home Front

A worksheet featuring questions about civilian life in Britain during World War Two.

Ardagh’s Challenge

A worksheet featuring questions about Newhaven Fort and its exhibits.