The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

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

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're open 7 days a week, and you don't need to book your visit in advance. The parade ground, tea-room (takeaway only) and toilets at the Needles Old Battery are open.

Upcoming events

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Visitors exploring the fortifications at the Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight

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.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Things to see and do

Views to enjoy

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Eating

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

 

Our tea-room has reopened and is serving a menu of takeaway hot and cold drinks and light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We accept both card and cash payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

History

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Our work

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

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