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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

Historic Site

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The Needles Old Battery & New Battery


West High Down
Isle Of Wight
PO39 0JH


Tel: +44 01983 754772

Needles Old Battery:
* Spectacularly sited cliff top fort with the best views of The Needles Rocks.
* Regularly updated exhibitions and displays.
* Intriguing history brought to life comic-book style.
* Memorabilia from World War II.
* Underground tunnel with a unique bird's eye view of The Needles.
* Tearoom in old look-out tower with dramatic views.
* Children's activity pack free to borrow: find out what it was like to be a soldier on watch.
* Children’s soldier and inspector trails: free trail sheets for different ages.
* Miles of wonderful cliff top walks stretching from the Needles Headland to Freshwater Bay.
* National Trust Members - FREE
*In the words of one visitor: 'we came for the views, but found so much more.'

Needles Old Battery
Open daily 14 March 2015 to 1 November 2015 10.30am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Closes dusk if earlier

PRICES: See opposite

Property closes in high winds; please phone on day of visit to check.

Needles New Battery:
*The underground rooms of the New Battery situated next to the bus turning point contain an exhibition about the secret rocket testing carried out on the site in the 1950s and 60s.
* Refreshment kiosk serving drinks, ice cream and snacks.

Open daily 14 March 2015 to 1 November 2015.

Property closes in high winds please phone on day of visit to check.

PRICES: Admission to the Needles New Battery is free.

EDUCATIONAL GROUPS - Group visits and school visits available. For more information and to book your visit please call 01983 754772 or email

Please note there is no vehicular access to the Needles headland or Batteries. For disabled access please phone 01983 754772 or email

Reduced fare available to National Trust members on Needles Tour Bus (run by Southern Vectis). Please ask driver for details.

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult GAOEup to £6.50 per ticket
Adult Groupup to £5.00 per ticket
Adult Standardup to £5.90 per ticket
Child Groupup to £2.50 per ticket
Child Standardup to £2.95 per ticket
Chilg GAOEup to £3.25 per ticket
Family GAOEup to £16.25 per ticket
Family Standardup to £14.75 per ticket

* Gift Aid on Entry (GAOE) tickets Include a voluntary 10% donation; visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at
Admission to the Needles New Battery is free.
Group visits and school visits available – please contact property for details

Opening Times

Needles New Battery (14 Mar 2015 - 1 Nov 2015)
Bank Holiday11:0016:00
Battery and Tea Room (14 Mar 2015 - 1 Nov 2015)
Bank Holiday10:3017:00
Tea Room (7 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015)

* Last entry 4.30pm. New Battery may open school holidays and other days when possible. Please note the property may have to close in high winds. Please phone to check (01983) 754772.

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