Second World War at the Battery

This spring, discover the role the Battery played during the Second World War on short, guided tours each Thursday at the Battery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

To mark 75 years since VE Day, we'll be running guided tours, with talks and presentations, around the Battery to help you discover the important role it played and the effect of the war on the Isle of Wight.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.20 £7.45
Child £4.10 £3.70
Family £20.50 £18.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.35

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The Needles Old Battery entry for National Trust members: free

The Needles New Battery: admission free for all.

The basics

Suitability
Great for adults but suitable for all the famiily.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Needles Battery visitor reception (PO39 0JH, SZ 295 849).
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 April 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 April 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 April 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 April 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 May 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 May 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
The Manager
Email
needlesoldbattery@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01983754772

Upcoming events

Mother's Day at the Needles Battery

Sun 22 Mar 2020
13:00-15:30
Treat your Mum on her special day to a traditional afternoon tea at the Needles Battery tea-rooms.

Spring Flower Spotter

Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:30-16:00
With the arrival of spring, colour and new growth comes to the Needles Headland. Little explorers can pick up a free nature trail at the Battery to help them spot spring wildflowers.

Second World War at the Battery

Thu 09 Apr 2020
11:00-15:00
This spring, discover the role the Battery played during the Second World War on short, guided tours each Thursday at the Battery.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at the Needles Battery

Fri 10 Apr 2020
10:30-16:00
Find the clues hidden around the Battery to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate prize.

VE Day at the Needles Battery

Fri 08 May 2020
11:00-16:00
To mark 75 years since VE Day, the Needles Old Battery will be dressed in its finest and ready to welcome visitors to a day of celebrations.

Paper Sail Boats

Wed 27 May 2020
11:00-15:00
With the Round the Island Yacht Race just around the corner, little visitors to the Battery can design and make their own paper sail boats.