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The Old Battery, built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, is a fort perched on the extreme westerly edge of the Island. It contains exhibitions about its involvement in both World Wars, plus two original gun barrels displayed in the parade ground. An underground tunnel leads to a searchlight emplacement overlooking the Needles Rocks. The New Battery is on a separate site further up the headland and contains an exhibition on Britain's secret rocket testing programme during the Cold War.

Alternative name:

en The Needles Old Battery and New Battery - National Trust

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
West High Down
PO39 0JH Totland

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology

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Admission

National Trust pass Valid
Adults £7.45
Children £3.70
Family £18.60

Notes

Group Adult (Minimum group size 15): £6.70
Group Child (Minimum group size 15): £3.35

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Location

West High Down, Totland, England

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