The Fort endured several ownerships during the last half century but eventually emerged as a serious and increasingly popular tourist attraction. Closed in the winter months, it now opens its doors annually for the summer season.
Apart from the appeal of the structure itself and its permanent museum features, the Fort has a variety of displays, special events and a number of anniversary commemorations. Visit website newhavenfort.org.uk to obtain precise details, dates and times of opening and directions.
Set high up on cliffs at the harbour entrance, the Fort has a commanding view of Seaford Bay and is a good starting point for undulating cliff top walks towards Peacehaven, Telscombe, Rottingdean and, twelve miles distant, the City of Brighton & Hove.
The Fort is a facility which, with the aid of grants, has benefited from regeneration. During 2003 the approach and parking areas were upgraded and attractive landscaping give a much improved first impression to visitors. Other changes have since been made annually on a more gradual basis.