Newhaven Fort East Sussex

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South East

Fort Rise, Newhaven, BN9 9DS

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

An exciting learning experience in a safe environment, tailored towards the needs of groups. Talks include the Home Front during the Second World War, the First World War, the history of the Fort and involve genuine wartime artefacts.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Citizenship | Geography | History | Arts & Galleries | Historic Buildings | Historical Heritage | Museums

What we offer

An educational visit to Newhaven Fort offers an exciting and stimulating learning experience in a safe environment that can be tailored towards the needs of individual groups.

Groups benefiting from an educational visit to Newhaven Fort include:
Schools at Primary and Secondary level (key stage 2,3 and 4)
Special Needs groups
Further Education
Adult learning

An educational visit usually starts with an introductory talk, incorporating site orientation and health and safety on site. Talks offered include the Home Front during the Second World War, the First World War, and the history of the Fort and all involve genuine wartime artefacts. We may be able to tailor our talks to your specific needs - please contact our Education Officer to discuss options. We also have a 5 minute air raid simulation housed in our recreated public shelter, which can hold up to 25 children at a time. The air raid can be scheduled into your visit at times to suit you. Please discuss this when you make your booking.

What makes us a great choice?

The exciting audio-visual and interactive displays, combined with the opportunity to study primary objects, encourage pupils to explore their subjects further. Worksheets provide a varied and challenging work schedule that can be followed up back in the classroom, all of which, when added to the unique opportunities of the fort as a place to explore and have some fun, result in an exceptional educational venue to visit.

Group Sizes Catered For

We cater for groups from 5 to 150 children

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We have a number of worksheets covering the Home Front during the Second World War, the First World War, Austerity Britain, The Cold War and Citizenship. All are available to download from our website http://www.newhavenfort.org.uk where you will also find information about our exhibits and helpful planning information.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Photography is welcome. There are no copyright issues on images at the Fort, but the introductory film and air raid experience have copyright attached and should not be reproduced without permission.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide a risk assessment with our visit confirmation pack and teachers are welcome to come for a free pre-visit to complete their own risk assessment if required.

Education Officer Information

Philip Baldock
01273 517622

Pricing Information

£3.95 per child. All accompanying adults are free of charge.

Clothing Requirements

Sensible shoes are required, and there is no heating at the Fort so this should be borne in mind if planning a visit during the winter months.

First Aid Information

There is always at least one first aider on site, but schools are encouraged to make sure they bring their own.

Available Facilities

A souvenir shop offers a wide range of pocket money priced items as well as educational resources including books, replica packs and postcards.

The Fort Tea Room is open during the public open season (March - October) and packed lunches can be eaten on the ramparts or picnic tables or in our pre-fabricated Romney Hut?.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

With the exception of the Eastern Magazine, all areas of the fort are accessible for wheelchair users. School groups with special needs are welcome; please let us know of any special requirements when making your booking. We have an accessible toilet opened with a radar key. A key for this is held in the shop.

Opening Hours & Information

The Fort is open all year round for educational visits from 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission is at 4.00pm).

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