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Newhaven Fort Opens For 2013 Season

Newhaven FortNewhaven’s historic Fort re-opens to the public on Friday 1st March 2013 and promises visitors a quality day out to remember.

Once again the award-winning attraction has received a glowing assessment from the annual Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS), endorsed by Visit England, allowing the attraction to maintain its quality accreditation.

Open from 10:30am-6pm daily Newhaven Fort offers visitors the chance to enjoy interactive wartime displays and exhibits, fascinating architecture and breathtaking clifftop views of the Sussex coastline. 

Throughout 2013 Newhaven Fort will host an extensive programme of popular events, from open-air theatre and live music to military re-enactments,  and children’s activities during the school holidays.

The first event of the season is on Sunday 10 March when Newhaven Fort will present a set of short talks about inspiring women and the roles they played in times of conflict, in recognition of International Women’s Day. Talks will cover the careers of nurses Edith Cavell, Nellie Spindler, Mairi Chisholm & Elsie Knocker, as well as the work of the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in World War Two.

Later in March there’s the chance to join special guided tours and find the answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the Fort. Tours are on 16th & 23rd March at 12.30 & 2.30 pm and spaces can be booked in advance by calling Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622.

Further information is available on the Newhaven Fort website.

Published: 20 February 2013