Did you know that when you purchase a standard entry ticket to explore Newhaven Fort you get unlimited access for the following 12 months?

In addition to a number of incredibly detailed exhibitions, we are lucky to have a fantastic Fort tearoom, an enormous amount of space for picnics (with a 180-degree view of the East Sussex coast) and a brilliant kid’s playground for you and your family to enjoy!

One visit just isn’t enough, that’s why we’ve put together a list of reasons that will keep you coming back!

Tea Rooms

Open daily from 11.00am until 4.00pm (last lunch serving at 3.00pm), our 1940s British Restaurant-inspired tearoom is serving up some delicious light lunches and traditional treats that will give you the energy to keep exploring.

Decked in bunting and featuring a fantastic radio mural, the Fort’s tearoom has everything you need to refresh and refuel, without stepping away from the history.

Outside, our pergola covers a large amount of the surrounding seating which makes the perfect spot for shade in the square.

Looking to soak up the sunshine? Why not grab a takeaway treat and pitch a spot on the grassy clifftops for an unbeatable view?



Fun at the Fort

Embrace the overwhelming sense of freedom from the fresh air at the Fort and take in the incredible 180-degree coastal views covering the South Downs along to Seaford Bay.

Watch the waves crash along the shore and the seagulls float in the wind from a perfect picnic spot at the top of the Fort, or simply take in the sheer size of the site, admiring the ramparts, architecture and hidden tunnel entrances from a height.


Never miss a detail

The Newhaven Fort spans over 10 acres, so why not make it your mission to uncover every detail?

With a rich history that’s been protected for over 150 years and an engaging variety of exhibitions to explore, you’re bound to discover something new with each visit.

Experience all of the interactive elements from the air-raid shelter recreation to the theatre, showing a short film of the Fort’s journey, from design and construction to the present day.

Explore the exhibitions leaving no stone unturned and learn about the rich history of this iconic building and its ramparts.


Nearby events you don’t want to miss

With several exciting events coming up, visitors old and new can experience Newhaven Fort in a different light.

We are thrilled to have two fantastic open-air cinema showings by Cinestock at Newhaven Fort this year.

Our Showcase Sundays give visitors a chance to meet some visiting exhibitors and see some of our own artefacts that are not usually on display. We’ve got showcases coming up on 31 July and 21 August, with the August event featuring some very special new acquisitions relating to the Dieppe Raid of 1942.

We are also lucky enough to be close to all the action in the Newhaven community and beyond. While you’re in the area, why not stop in and make the most of a perfect picnic spot, visit the tearooms or take in some history? Local events include:

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Please note that tickets are valid during normal seasonal opening hours and exclude admission to events that take place out of hours or are organised by a third party. Read more about admissions and opening times, here.