Rocket site tours
Discover sixty years of the High Down rocket testing site with our introduction to the exhibition and short walk.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Learn more about the history of rocket testing at the Needles New Battery with our introductory talk and short walk around the site of the rocket gantries. Find out how the headland has evolved and become an AONB, and the important habitats it provides for wildlife.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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 or
- Standard admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
The Needles Old Battery entry for National Trust members: free
The Needles New Battery: admission free for all.
- Suitable for the whole family
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Meet at the New Battery refreshment kiosk.
- What to bring and wear
- Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions at the time.
- The start of each tour will coincide with the arrival of the open top Breezer Bus which runs every 30 minutes and can be boarded at Alum Bay (charges apply). Both the event and entry to the Needles New Battery are free. If you would like to help us look after the Needles Battery, then your donation is always welcome.
|1 June 2017||11:00 - 14:00||Available|
|27 July 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|
|3 August 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|
|10 August 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|
|17 August 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|
|24 August 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|
|31 August 2017||11:00 - 13:00||Available|