The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Important notice -

The Needles Old Battery is open. Advanced booking is not required. The Needles New Battery remains closed.

Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on

Upcoming events

Shipwreck Trail

Tue 19 Oct 2021
10:30-17:00
Become a shipwreck detective and solve the clues around the Old Battery

Rocket Week

Sat 23 Oct 2021
11:00-16:00
Children’s craft and drawing activities all week and tours of the New Battery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Prospero, the first British satellite

Visiting the Needles Old Battery: What you need to know

If you're planning a visit to the Needles Old Battery, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

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Things to see and do

Views to enjoy

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating

Visitors and a dog at the Needles Battery, Isle of Wight eating and drinking in the tea-room.

 

Our tea-room is open and is serving a delicious menu of hot and cold drinks, pasties between 12pm -2pm, sandwiches all day, bakes, cakes, and ice cream. For everyone's safety we have screens at the till points and sanitiser available. The Needles Old Battery tea room has indoor seating (it's a confined spaces so we recommend masks be warn until seated) and picnic benches on the parade ground. We accept cash or card payment.

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History

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Our work

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

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