Kickstart our guidebook!

It’s been a busy few weeks here, preparing for our up and coming Kickstarter launch of our souvenir guide book.


We’re hoping that this can be used to fund a design and initial print run of a souvenir guidebook all about the Fort. Including a brief tour, history about the fort, the film studio, the Forts role in both wars, and more, we really hope that this will be a guidebook that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Please support our kickstarter campaign and support your Fort.

And here it is:

Welcome to our website

We really hope you enjoy our website and that you come back often to follow our progress…. Our ‘irregular’ newsletters will also ensure you don’t miss the important news and events at the Fort – sign up here!

If you’ve visited the fort then please fill out our survey. We also have one for our events, please do let us know how it was for you.

If you are part of a community group/organisation, we can come to you with our presentation or offer you a group tour, or just have a general enquiry.

Do you have any photos that you’d like to share with us? See the Photo-stream for more information.

For a small annual fee, you can become a member and find out more about Shoreham Fort’s history – one of our volunteers regularly find gems of information for us to share with you. Find out more! If you regularly volunteer at the fort we give you a years membership for free as a small token of our appreciation so come and join in the fun on our fortnightly volunteer day.

No Tours Tomorrow

It’s our fortnightly open day tomorrow (Sunday 25th) but, due to illness, unfortunately there will be no free tours of the site.

The volunteers will be on site from 11:00-16:00 and we will be able to answer any questions. The shack will be open for hot and cold drinks, so do come down and say hello :)

Heritage Open Day

Wow!! What a phenomenal day…

Thank you to everyone who joined us in making this year’s Heritage Open Days a great success.

The tours were HUGE, the cakes, cookies, cheese straws and sausage rolls were demolished and the tea and coffee went down a storm :)

GAPP were brilliant and really created a wonderful atmosphere whilst they were playing.

The Nissen hut was busy all day with people watching Silver Screen and listening to Phil Simons talk.

Steve was exceptionally busy talking about the gun rack and Howard and Ian were incredibly busy talking to people with regards to their respective exhibitions on Bungalow Town and the Houseboats.

The trustees would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this weekend possible, all the cake makers and bakers, the Airsoft Chaps, GAPP, Ian & Julie Merriwood, Howard & Sarah Porter, Phil Simons and last but no means least, Trevor Povey, for stepping in to help on the last tour and enlightening our guests on the reason the fort was built and what it was protecting – fascinating stuff :)


Donate Online

We at Shoreham Fort can't do any of the work we are able to without the help and support of many people, if you would like to contribute please click the donate button below. Your donations will go towards materials and equipment to help us restore the Fort.

The Friends of Shoreham Fort.

More then 6133 hours have been contributed... Why don't you join in? Find out more here.

We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... here's a few things on our wish list:


Purchased with funding raised through a week of community fundraising in Shoreham Branch

A big THANK-YOU to Santander for the donation!

Doors for Food for Fort and Nissen Hut

A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for the donation!


We have four main events of the year, the biggest being our Military History Weekend - Sponsors of any of our events would be very welcome - please contact us


Bid writers / Architects / Fundraisers

Hand tools

We are getting to the end of the useful life of our trowels, hand garden forks and equipment that we use for carefully weeding around the Scheduled Monument. Any small hand tools would be gratefully received.

Barrack Block

That would be really lovely........ We are working on it ;)

My Cloud Mirror Drive

Purchased with thanks to Shoreham and Southwick Rotary who we help when we can with book donations and especially at Christmas with our very own version of Elf and Safety lol Thank you for your continued support

A big THANK-YOU to Rotary Club of Shoreham & Southwick for the donation!

Renewal of IT/presentation equipment

With a partial award for an application to Sussex Community Foundation we have been able to increase our outreach and education programme; therefore increasing word of mouth of our project and engaging the wider community in a positive and proactive manner.

A big THANK-YOU to Sussex Community Foundation for the donation!


People are genuinely surprised when we tell them how few volunteers we have that come on site on a regular basis to help maintain and conserve the site for the enjoyment of the public. If you think you would like to get involved with this amazing project then please do get in touch or come down on one of our volunteer days. It may look like it's all hard, manual work but there really is a job for all.

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