After having closed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are extremely pleased to announce that we are welcoming visitors to the Newhaven Fort, from the 19th June 2021!

What will my visit look like?

We have made some changes at Newhaven Fort to improve visitor experience and to keep people safe.

Do I need to wear a face covering when visiting the fort?

Yes. A face covering is required when moving about exhibitions, tunnels, shop and tea rooms, unless exempt.

Will social distancing be in place?

Yes. Social distancing is required when moving around the fort. Please follow signage to move around the Fort. There are one-way routes operating to avoid unnecessary contact with others.

Can I pay using cash?

Cash is accepted at the Fort but contactless payments are preferred.

Do I need to register for track and trace if I have purchased a ticket?

All members of any group over the age of 16, are required to register for track and trace.

Are toilets available?

Toilets are available for limited access.

Are all the exhibits open to view?

Some of our exhibitions are currently unavailable, while works are continuing. However, your ticket will mean you can visit as often as you like through the season at no extra cost.

Is the Fort Tea Room open?

Yes. The Tea Room is open, offering a limited menu.

Do I need to pre-book to visit the Fort?

Pre-booking is preferred, but not required. Tickets can be pre-booked to ensure your visit and avoid disappointment, due to restricted capacities.


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