Newhaven Fort is closed to the public until February 2025.

Opening times

Newhaven Fort is open to the public until 29th October 2023. 

Monday – 10am to 5pm
Tuesday – 10am to 5pm
Wednesday – 10am to 5pm
Thursday – 10am to 5pm
Friday – 10am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm
Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Last admission is at 4pm



All of our standard entry tickets are valid until the end of the season (29th October), so you can come back as many times as you like! Return for free during seasonal opening hours.

Adult (16-59)
Child (4-15)

Please note that young people under the age of 16 years must be

Under 4s
Senior (60+)
Disabled Adult
Disabled Child
Disabled Senior
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Well-behaved Dogs 

Dogs are welcome as long as they are supervised and kept on a short lead at all times. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Tea Room.

Group & schools

Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more people when booked in advance. Click here for more details and click here to find out about our School Visit options.

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.

Terms & Conditions

* 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.