Accessing the Fort

We have worked hard to ensure there is opportunity for accessibility throughout Newhaven Fort. While our exhibitions, shop and British restaurant are accessible, some of the tunnels and ramparts have limited accessibility due to the nature of the architecture and Napoleonic building structure.

If you require any additional assistance or clarification, please call ahead, or ask a staff member during your visit and we will be happy to help where we can.

Facilities Available for Disabled Visitors

– We have an accessible toilet in the Tea Room, based in the square.

– Drop off and pick up access into the Fort, please ring ahead for assistance.

– We have two allocated accessible car parking bays in the moat area (just outside the main entrance). Visitors that require accessible parking on-site are advised to follow the signage up to Fort rise, rather than follow the signs to the general car park.

Buggies and Prams

Newhaven Fort is a family friendly day out!

We would advise that in some parts of the Fort, the paths can be slightly steep and may prove difficult to push buggies and prams around.

The tunnels and ramparts are also not accessible to buggies or prams due to the nature of the architecture of the building.

Are dogs welcome on site?

At Newhaven Fort, we welcome well behaved dogs! Bring your four-legged family members along on your discovery of the Fort!

There is a Dog Hydration Station available in the Fort Parade Ground to make sure our canine visitors remain refreshed and hydrated during their visit.

Please note that only Assistance Dogs are allowed into The Tea Room.

Some links you might find useful when planning your visit…

What else is there to do in the local area?

Visit Brighton https://www.visitbrighton.com/

Visit Eastbourne http://www.visiteastbourne.com/

Stay Lewes http://www.staylewes.org/

Sussex Top Attractions http://www.sussextopattractions.co.uk/

England’s Coast https://www.englandscoast.com/en


Local History links

Newhaven Historical Society http://www.newhavenhistoricalsociety.org.uk/

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society http://www.seafordmuseum.co.uk/

Sussex Military History Society http://www.sussexmilitary.org.uk/

Shoreham Fort https://www.shorehamfort.co.uk/

Heritage Eastbourne http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/