Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort Ghost Hunt – Newhaven. Sussex – 2025

26th April 2025 - 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets £50 per person

Experience a night of ghost hunting at Newhaven Fort in Newhaven, Sussex with Ghost Hunt Events on 26th April 2025, 8:00pm until 2:00am. Tickets £50 per person

History of Newhaven Fort
Newhaven Fort is a Palmerston fort built in the 19th century to defend the harbour at Newhaven, on the south coast of England. It was the largest defence work ever built in Sussex

Building work commenced in 1864, with a workforce of 250 men and three steam engines. Work was completed in the summer of 1871 and the guns were emplaced in 1873.

The fort was originally armed on the eastern side in the 1870s with two 9-inch rifled muzzle-loading guns on Moncrieff disappearing carriages, the only such arrangement in the UK. From about 1906 the armament consisted of two modern 6-inch Mark VII breechloading naval guns, and two modern light QF 12-pounder guns for defence against torpedo boats.

The main 6-inch Mark VII guns were replaced in 1941 by a battery of BL 6-inch Mk 24 coastal guns (a modern coast defence version of the Mark VII built during World War II), which were located west of the fort.

The army vacated the fort in 1962. Restoration began in 1982 following a failed commercial redevelopment venture, and 6-inch Mk VII guns have been re-installed in the fort to approximate the 1906 - 1941 armament.

There are numerous reports from visitors to the Fort, when walking into the main tunnels, or the caponier, of being pushed and seeing dark figures slipping into the shadows. Other reports include sounds and smells, people have reported the noises of chains clinking. Some believe it is the ghost of a woman called Martha who committed suicide at the fort. Other occurrences happen in the magazines and laboratory.

The forts numerous exhibitions are also a hot bed of activity. People have reported hearing the sounds of soldiers boots, footsteps and shuffling, moans of suffering have also been heard and reported on numerous occasions.

One not to be missed!

Newhaven Fort Ghost Hunt
Date: 26th April 2025
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Tickets: £50 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available

VIP tickets available at Newhaven Fort for £10 extra per person, see VIP info for information.


Book Newhaven Fort on Saturday 26th April 2025 - £50 per person - 24 tickets available

What to Expect

Our team of experienced investigators will be on hand throughout the night so that you can participate in:-
- Vigils (in the dark)
- EVP (Ghost Voice) Experiments
- Ouija boards / Glass Divination
- Automatic writing, Dowsing and Pendulums
- Table tilting & rapping
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
and much more with our experienced Mediums & Paranormal Investigators.

Event will include:-
- Regular breaks
- No lengthy briefings or workshops
- Controlled sessions & 45mins - 1 hour with our Mediums
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
- The number of groups depends on venue size.
- Free time for you to investigate / explore on your own
- Opportunity for lone vigils throughout the evening
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided for free in the breaks.

We can't guarantee spiritual or ghostly activity but we can guarantee that everything you experience will be 100% real.

Please note

Over 18s only - No accommodation provided - Unsuitable for guests with limited mobility

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Location of Newhaven Fort

What Happens at the Event
Indoor Events
Our events are always 100% investigation and vigil events, we won't waste time by taking you on a history tour of the venue.

We will not usually talk about the history of the building unless people ask us to do so.
We don't hold workshops or briefing on equipment usage. Any equipment that you will be using throughout the event will be explained at the start of each session by our team leaders.

For the first few hours (usually 1 hour per session) you will be in a group and you will spend time with our Mediums doing séances, where they will try to get the active spirit to move you in some way (this is not designed to scare you) and with our paranormal investigators doing experiments, table tilting, glass divination, Ouija boards, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments and other equipment experiments using the latest ghost hunting equipment.

After these controlled sessions you will have the opportunity to venture off on your own or in small groups to explore the venue or to hold lone vigils or re-visiting an activity that you enjoyed in our controlled sessions. In this part of the night you can use our ghost hunting equipment to do your own ghost hunt. You may take photos/videos with your own cameras throughout our ghost hunts. You may also use any of your own ghost hunting equipment during our controlled sessions.

What our customers say about previous Newhaven Fort ghost hunts (previous 8 comments)

03 February, 2024
Amazing night thank you sooooo much

03 February, 2024
We really enjoyed Saturday at Newhaven fort, thank you.

25 November, 2023
We had a fantastic night

25 November, 2023
What a great night!!

25 March, 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed the event last night and ... I also heard footsteps in the Caponier area.

08 October, 2022
Brilliant night, emotional and Brilliant

07 March, 2020
What an amazing night. So much activity and energy. A great group of people helped to make it a memorable night. The table tipping near the end of the night was incredible and I've shared some videos showing what happened. Looking forward to booking another hunt with you guys soon

03 March, 2018
We both thoroughly enjoyed it!

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