The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Important notice -

We’ve reopened the Needles Old Battery. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking. The tea-room, shop and New Battery remain closed.

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

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The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The parade ground and toilets at the Needles Old Battery will reopen from 8 July and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note, we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (3 August - 9 August)

Fri 07 Aug 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit The Needles Old Battery and New Battery.

Timed entry to The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (10 August - 16 August)

Mon 10 Aug 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit The Needles Old Battery and New Battery.
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Things to see and do

Little girl and family exploring the walks of the Needles Old Battery

Summer at the Needles Old Battery 

The waters around the Battery are often filled with boats and in the skies above, birds wheel and dance. How many can you spot as you explore the Victorian battery? You can look out for shipwrecks and learn about a cave too, and why not share a photo of what you’ve seen with us?

Views to enjoy

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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