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Nothe Fort


After completing a £2.4 million conservation programme and installing a lift for the disabled, the Nothe Fort is now upgrading its displays and continually upgrading it facilities for all visitors. There are Three films showing the evolution of the fort are all on display. Increased involvement with the local community has resulted in drama productions, music concerts, and other popular themed events being held in the Fort throughout the year.

There is a World War II British Restaurant, Shop selling museum related merchandise and external picnic areas. Schools can experience a WWII school, shop, and laundry area, used by children visiting the Fort for "The Evacuee Experience".

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Group visits welcome by prior arrangement. Numbers may be restricted because of space constraints. Please contact the museum directly to discuss your requirements.


Museum facilities
Refreshments Canteen
Gift shop  Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  A modern lift has been installed to connect the three main levels of the Fort. In addition ramps have been installed, however due to the nature of the Fort there are some areas where it has not been possible to install ramps.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  



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