A chance to explore WWI at Newhaven Fort


Newhaven Fort will be hosting a Living History Weekend, offering a unique chance to experience the sights and sounds of times past.

Guests will be invited to take a walk through time on Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27 and explore the historic site brought to life with displays and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Living History groups in attendance include the Croix de Guerre (French Military 1913-1940) and Tommy 14/18 with a display of equipment typically issued to British soldiers in the trenches during the First World War. There will also be a chance to try on uniforms and handle artefacts from the Napoleonic, Victorian and WWI eras courtesy of local historical events company Hands on History. In addition you’ll be able to browse a collection of vintage military bicycles belonging to the Fort’s own Ed Tyhurst and visit a WWI recruitment station.

The Fort’s permanent exhibits and audio visual presentations will be open as usual, along with the Searchlight Café, gift shop and under 12s outdoor playground.

Opening times are 10.30am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), tickets can be purchased on the door at the normal entry fee. For details call 01273 517622 or visit www.newhavenfort.org.uk