Presentations, Educational Talks and Site Visits

Gary giving a presentation at Dover

Shoreham Fort Past, Present and Future.

Gary Baines, Chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort offers our very popular presentation to schools and community groups alike.

Covering not only the diverse history of Shoreham Fort but also the development of Palmerston Fortification along the Sussex coast and Hampshire.

Travel through time….

  • When and why were the forts built and how did they prevented attack.
  • Where the forts were strategically placed.
  • How the use changed from defending the country to becoming the first ever film studio.
  • Why the fort was then left to decay
  • What is happening to conserve and maintain the last fort of its kind

To the future

  • How we want to restore the fort and return it to the community to use

The talks last for approximately one hour and can be broken in to two parts to allow for a break, if required.

Our presentation required a projector screen which we can supply, although if the venue is equipped with audio/visual capabilities this is preferable.

Site visits are also available

This will not only enable groups to see our unique Scheduled Ancient Monument, it will also give them a brief outline of the history from 1857 through WW1, WW2 and to date.

For general enquiries and booking, please contact-us.

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 6113 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:

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!

Newly equiped classroom facility

This year we were able to purchase 40 chairs, 40 clipboards, an A Frame easel and dry marker pens to complete our classroom facility in the Nissen hut. This was all made possible by the 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!


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

A big THANK-YOU to Santander for the donation!

Door and window for Food for Fort

We were very fortunate to have been donated the doors to the Nissen hut and Food of Fort by Vivo Vision in Worthing. Unfortunately, with the break in, the door and window to Food for Fort is damaged and has been boarded up since September. It would be incredible if there was anyone out there who could help us with the replacement of these broken items.


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. As would kneeling mats and gloves.

Barrack Block

The Dream........ We really are working on this but relying on others is a very frustrating process ;)


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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