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Fantastic day out

Wow, what is there not to like about the fort. From the moment we arrived and met the very lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunnyside2009
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Weybridge
Real surprise.

I visited with my grandchildren and was very pleasantly surprised by the fort, the exhibits, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bramejat
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Brighton England
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An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress housing exhibitions, displays and a program of special events. There is so much to see and do: stunning cliff-top views and...more
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Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS, England
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+44 1273 517622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what is there not to like about the fort. From the moment we arrived and met the very lovely lady selling the tickets to gain entry we had a blast. The fort is steeped in history and with so much to see and do...More

Thank Sunnyside2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my grandchildren and was very pleasantly surprised by the fort, the exhibits, the quality of the presentations, and the very helpful, enthusiastic staff. I understand that the fort has had some difficult times in the past but under its new management it...More

Thank Bramejat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.... what a great find. Not busy and plenty of time to explore, book on line, in advance to save a few quid. Lots to see and do, some displays were "down for maintenance", (not for long I hope). The cafe serves a nice selection...More

Thank michael o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newhaven Fort stands on a high point overlooking the port with views along the cliffs too. The site has been occupied defensively since pre-Roman times but the remaining architecture and exhibits are mainly WW1 and WW2. I was pleasantly surprised by how much it had...More

Thank pollyk115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a red hot day but thankfully my fiancé grew up near here and therefore knew about this place. She thought it would be perfect, as we could nip into the various rooms, to escape the blistering sun. I found the history of the...More

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Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are indeed lucky to have plenty of cool spaces to hide in when it's hot outside and I'm pleased to know that you found them all interesting as well!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newhaven Fort is on our doorstep yet never been before. Went today and wow what a find, it’s full of history and so much memorabilia to keep you wanting more. All about the history of the Fort, WW1 and WW2 all authentic pieces shown and...More

Thank maggieanne91
Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm really glad you decided to visit us this weekend - I think we're all a little guilty of not going to places really close to home. I'm also pleased that you weren't disappointed with your visit. Perhaps we'll see you again soon...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to the Fort with plenty of things to see and do.If your interested in History from old radio / tv to World wars and uniforms etc this is the right place to visit. plenty of walk through museums to visit on...More

Thank Allan63
Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Allan, thanks for coming to visit us at the Fort. I'm pleased you found plenty to keep you interested whilst you were here - we try our best!

Reviewed 7 July 2018

We decided to visit as it was a hot day and the attraction is dog friendly. You can't take your dog in the cafe but can sit outside. The lady on the ticket desk was very friendly and helpful showing us where attraction were on...More

Thank Heidi S
Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Heidi Thanks for leaving us a review. We're glad that you had an enjoyable visit to the Fort and that you found our staff to be friendly and our rooms to be cooling. They certainly are welcoming when the weather is so hot!

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I'd thoroughly recommend a visit here. You have the fort to walk around, with all its different vistas, tunnels and guns. Then the unexpected bonus was all the informative exhibitions, WW1, the Blitz, D-Day and many more. Nice tea room in the centre and dog...More

Thank Tapski
Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words. We obviously think it's great here but it's always nice when somebody else agrees!

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Much better than expected very good value for money Well signed and very good descriptions of items on display

Thank Leslie C
Kath D, Visitor Services Officer at Newhaven Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Leslie Good to hear we exceeded expectations! Thanks for letting us know.

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wilmalove
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Yes, you'll manage okay with a pushchair
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wilmalove
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Mostly. You will be ok with the main exhibition areas.
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