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Programme of Events for 2014

Please note that dates, details and times of our public events may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Special Event: Son et Lumiere Sound & Light Spectacular with Fireworks: 10th to 13th September: Please see below for more details:

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (excluding December & January) Nothe Fort Artillery

The Fort’s Artillery Volunteers show off their musketry and cannon handling skills with several big bangs.

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Normal entry prices apply

Home Front Weekend: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July - Family Days  10.30am to 4.30pm 

A whole weekend of living history.   The Bomb Disposal Squad will be giving displays on the various types of devices used during World War II and will, hopefully, be de-fusing the bomb!   The Northamptonshire Home Guard will be mounting a display, doing rifle drill and marching practice – join in and see if you are fit enough to enrol in “Dad’s army”.   You can also try your hand at sending messages in Morse at the Weymouth Radio stand, who will also be demonstrating wartime communications equipment.

There will be demonstrations and displays on Make Do and Mend  - learn how to darn a sock!, Dig for Victory - find out how to re-cycle your waste food to feed the pigs,  and Food rationing  -sample the delicacies on offer and get your wartime recipes here.    There will even be a 1940s hairdresser and make up artist on site so you can really look the part and if you feel poorly the doctor will be on standby with his Austin 7.   If you are interested in veteran cars, there will be others to see and a few military vehicles as well.

Music will be provided by the Ukulaleans, the Switch Quartet and the Decadettes and a group of dancers will demonstrate the Jive and encourage you to join in the dancing and singing.
This is a weekend for all the family to enjoy.

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Special Event - Admission £5 for Adults & £3 for Children 

Under 5 years Free. 

 Matchstick Fleet Exhibition Returns: 30th July to 26th August  events-matchstick.jpg

Come and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled matchstick replicas of modern warships on display. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models that have taken one man a lifetime to build. A very special and unique collection.

Normal entry prices apply

August 23rd and 24th - Nothe Fort Victorian Fayre 10.30am to 4.30pm A colourful event involving re-enactors from the Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers with Bugles, Drums and Cannons.  victorian fayre2.jpg

The two day period will be packed full of events, many interactive.  

Sideshows include: Hoopla: Coconut Shy and Stocks: Also Stone Carving:  Victorian Treasure Hunt: Victorian School Room: Face Painting: Maypole Dancing: Fossil Painting: Victorian Crafts & Food Stalls:

Throughout the day there will be live cannon firing displays - So plenty of loud bangs and the chance to inspect the guns at close quarters. A great day out for all the family, as well as military enthusiasts.   victorian fayre1.jpgvictorian fayre3.jpg victorian fayre4.jpg






Special Event - Admission £5 for Adults & £3 for Children. 


Son et Lumiere Sound & Light Spectacular with Fireworks: 10th to 13th September at 8pm (Gates open from 7pm)

2 on a4 son et 1.jpgDirected by Martine Burt: This  is a Weymouth Community Play involving Weymouth Drama Club, Weymouth Operatic Society, Weymouth Operatic Workshop, Weymouth Choral Society, Nothe Fort Artillery, Dance Groups, Nothe Fort Evacuee Team and much more.

A community play depicting the maritime history of Weymouth and Portland from the Armada to the Olympics, with actors, singers and dancers, cannons, bugles and drums.  All enveloped in projected images, atmospheric music and fantastic special effects.  

Tickets prices are £18 for Adults & £15 for Children (under 16 years).  

Special  Early Bird Offers: 50 or more tickets bought before end of July £12 each A SAVING OF £6 PER TICKET.  20 + tickets bought before end of July £14 each   A SAVING OF £4 PER TICKET. Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £50. School & College Student Groups, please apply for rates.

If the Show is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions beyond our control we are sorry but no refunds are available

Wednesday 29th October  11.am – 4.30pm  Bedlam & Broomsticks
Come and enjoy Halloween Activities at The Nothe fort
Ghosts,  Ghosts,   Ghosts………..
There are plenty at the Nothe Fort, as many people will testify, and that most ghostly time is approaching fast – Halloween.


There will be a mini Ghost walk, lots of creepy crafts. There will be Prizes for the most imaginative fancy dress.

Hunt the Ghost: Spell Writing: Apple Dunking: Face Painting: Treasure Hunt: Fortune Telling: 

Special Event - Admission £5 for Adults & £3 for Children.


Christmas Fayre: Sunday 30th November from 11am to 4.30pm   

Come and get into the true spirit of Christmas.  Santa Grotto, Children's crafts, seasonal food and craft stalls, treasure hunt, face painting.   Enjoy a meal in our Gun Deck Restaurant or just a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

£2 entry for all, under 5s Free