Award winning visitor attraction offering low cost entry and great value come rain or shine.
Built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour, Nothe Fort is one of the best preserved forts of its kind. The advances in technology that affected the fort are explained through many displays, exhibits and audio visual facilities located on the ramparts, gun decks and maze of underground passageways.
Enjoy the stunning and far reaching views of the Jurassic Coast from the picnic areas on the Ramparts. These will provide one of the best vantage points on the south coast.
Our Gift shop aims to provide an interesting range of products designed to suit all members of the family, from souvenirs, books, toys and games. We also have a range of locally produced preserves, drinks and biscuits.
Come and enjoy our recently refurbished Fort View Café and Restaurant facility. Now under new management and serving a fine selection of hot and cold meals using fresh and locally sourced produce, as well as catering for private functions.
We also offer a wide range of educational activities for schools & colleges as well as corporate hospitality, public events and private function hire all year round.
The fort has rooms and other areas to hire offering delegates many varied locations throughout the venue all year. Take the stress out of busy town centre locations and enjoy the historic atmosphere and stunning views. Car parking is available. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, we will ensure a warm and friendly welcome at all times. Delegates will find Nothe Fort a very different relaxing and interesting experience.
The Volunteers are the lifeblood of Nothe Fort and undertake a varied range of managerial, administrative, professional and skilled roles necessary to protect the fabric of the Fort, operate the museum and manage the events that are held at the Fort. If you would like to volunteer at Nothe Fort, we would love to hear from you.
The World War II Evacuee Experience for primary school children has become extremely popular and is designed to meet curriculum requirements. The children are always keen to learn, have a great deal of fun in role play and we always look forward to their visits.
We are also excited about the launch or our new website soon which will be fit for purpose and include all the social media links and hopefully inform a visitors of what we have to offer. This will help Nothe Fort create awareness and enhance communications to the outside world. What is important is to have corporate continuity with our future design and branding to create a more professional image and have an instantly recognisable brand.
Please note we offer an Annual Entry Pass free on payment for your first visit.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (16+)||£8.00 per ticket|
|Child (5-15)||£1.00 per ticket|
|Child (Under 5) FREE||Free|
|Family (1 Adult, 2 Children)||£9.00 per ticket|
|Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)||£17.00 per ticket|
|Senior Citizens||£7.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Map & Directions
A354 from Weymouth to Portland via Rodwell Road and Rodwell Avenue and Barrack Rd through Nothe Gardens.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Weymouth station. Walk to town bridge and follow finger signs along harbour side to Nothe Gardens. Alternatively, walk to ferry steps (by Pavilion), take rowboat ferry to Nothe Gardens (high season only). Up steps to fort.
- Accept Children over 7
- Gift Shop
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.No, unless outrageously inconvenient.
- Film or TV location
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor Attraction
- Smoking Some Areas
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for the Disabled
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Facilities for children
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- Coach Parking
- Parking (charge)
- On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe serving light meals and drinks, for 40 max.
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 03:00
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 40
- Min group size - 10
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Special group rates
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Switch accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Available for wedding receptions
- Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
- Cater for groups
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Event venue
- Open all year
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- French printed material
- German printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Out of Hours Visits
|Spring Summer Opening (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
|Monday - Saturday||Closed|
|Autumn Winter Opening (2 Oct 2017 - 11 Dec 2017)|
* Also opening during February half term. Last admission 1 hour before closing time.