Admission & Opening Times

2021 Admission prices

New for 2021 – Pay once and visit again for free!! (see full terms below)

Please note that we are now operating our winter opening hours.

In November and December the Fort will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm (last admission at 3:00 pm). Our last public admission day of 2021 will be Thursday 16th December.

During November and December the Tea Room is open for drinks and snacks only between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Adult  (16-59 years)                          £9.95

Senior (60+)/Student            £7.95

Child (4-15 years)                         £6.95

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)                         £29.95

Disabled adult   £7.50

Disabled Child             £4.50

Disabled Senior           £5.95

Under 4s                     Free

Carer (1 per person)   Free


Schools                       From £4.60 per child

Language Schools      £4.60

Adult Group                 £7.95

Concession Group      £6.35

Child Group                 £5.60

In order to keep you safe we are limiting the number of visitors on site. We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you do not book a ticket and we have reached capacity when you arrive you may not be able to enter. 

Please note that young people under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

* Gift Aid is a very simple idea from the taxman which enables Newhaven Fort to reclaim the tax paid on donations. Our entry tickets allow you to visit as many times as you want during our open season. This allows us to treat your entry fee as a donation if you complete a Gift Aid declaration when purchasing your ticket either online or in person at the Fort. Completing a Gift Aid declaration allows us to treat your whole entry fee as a donation and reclaim 25p for every £1 spent. That makes a huge difference towards the conservation and restoration of the Fort at no cost to you. There is no extra cost if you choose to make a Gift Aid declaration but you will have the same right to entry if you choose not to.

Annual Ticket Terms and Conditions

Each Annual Ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of the first visit to Newhaven Fort.

Each annual ticket allows free entry for equivalent admissions as listed on the ticket – any additional visitors must pay full price

Holders of Annual Tickets returning to Newhaven Fort must pre-book a timed-entry slot via the website, selecting the relevant admission types from the Return Admission ticket category. This will generate an e-ticket to facilitate entry.

On arrival, Annual Ticket holders must scan their e-ticket and also show their Annual Ticket. If you do not have your annual ticket you may be asked to pay full price for admission.

Children under the age of 4 go free and will not be issued an Annual Ticket.

Carers accompanying disabled visitors can access the site for free and will not be issued an Annual Ticket.

Those in possession of a complimentary ticket will not be issued an Annual Ticket.

There may be occasions where the Fort, some exhibitions or some parts of the Fort will not be open to the holders of Annual Tickets. Please ensure you have checked the website before your visit to confirm the Fort is open and you are aware of any closures to all or part of the site.

The Annual Ticket is valid during normal seasonal opening hours and excludes admission to events that take place out of hours or are organised by a third party.

Annual Tickets are not transferable and may not be exchanged or refunded.

If an Annual Ticket is lost it will not be replaced.