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Newhaven Fort, Newhaven

#14 of 70 in Museums in East Sussex
Military Museum · Military Facility
Newhaven Fort is a Palmerston fort built in the 19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven, on the south coast of England. It was the largest defence work ever built in Sussex and is now open as a museum.
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  • Sat upon the cliff top right on the coast it can get pretty chilly here. Most of the exhibits here are inside though, so you can get out of the wind. Lots of rooms to explore and kids will love the...  more »
  • We spent a few days in Newhaven travelling out and about. We thought that the fort was a great place to take a walk along the coast. We spent a while around the fort ruins and then walked out along....  more »
  • We had a lovely day. It wasn't too busy so we felt we could really take our time. It has a large outdoor area within the fort including a cafe, picnic tables if you bring your own lunch and kids play park as well as a lovely grass walk higher up with amazing views. Loads of little rooms and out buildings to explore. Some interactive things for the kids, a dress up area and a fall out shelter experience which was brilliant. We went in a group and the kids from 2yrs to 14yrs really enjoyed it, as did the adults.
  • Great place to visit. Not too big, good to explore, decent exhibitions all in small easily managed sections. Cafe with very tasty food at a good price, simply served. Could do with a better dishwasher for the cutlery , hence the reduction by 1 star..!

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