The previous blog post introduced our visit to Newhaven Fort – a Palmerston fort built in the mid-19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven.
Newhaven Fort is now a scheduled ancient monument. Vacated by the Army in the 1960’s. It was subsequently restored by Lewes District Council in the 1980/90’s, and opened as a museum. There are tunnels to explore, cliff-top gun emplacements, and excellent series of exhibitions and displays telling the story of life in a Victorian fortress, the Fortress’s role through two World Wars, and the cold war.
We pretty much had the place to ourselves on the afternoon of our enjoyable visit. Here’s my brief photo montage, and a short video of a panoramic view from the Fort.