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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. 

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

Pirates at the Fort: Easter Sunday 20th April from 10.30am to 4.30pm

• Pirate Ghost Walk • Treasure Hunt  • Crafts • Fancy Dress Competition  • Pirates of the Caribbean Bouncy Castle • Face Painting • Cannon Firing and lots more. pirate cartoon.jpg pirates 2012.jpg

There will also be a mock battle between the Nothe Fort Artillery and the pirates with lots of smoke, gun fire and shouting.

This is an event for all the family with many activities going on throughout the day to entertain the children


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

Under 5 years Free. 

Queen II Concert with Fireworks:  Sunday 25th May  7.30pm gates open from 6pm for Picnics  queen2.jpg 

Queen II in Concert - Followed by a spectacular firework display.

Limited seating available or you can bring your own. Cafeteria and Full Bar Available.

A two course pre-show dinner is available in our Fort View Cafe. See sample menu under British Restaurant. Admission for this will be at 6pm. Tickets must be pre-booked.  

Tickets prices £15 for Adults & £12 for Children (under 16 years)  Please click for Group concessions.

Matchstick Fleet Exhibition: 1st - 15th June   events-matchstick.jpg

This fantastic display returns for the first of two visits this year. 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


Wessex Actors Company Presents "Private Lives" by Noel Coward: Saturday 28th June at 6pm (Open for Picnics from 5pm) Nothe Fort is proud to be working in partnership with the Wessex Actors Company who will be performing for the second time at this fantastic venue.

Wessex Actors Company (WAC) was founded by Jo Puttick with the initial aim of producing professional theatre each summer in the open air, principally in Dorset. Their aim is to provide high quality theatre as entertainment, whilst also enhancing audiences’ understanding and perception of the play being enjoyed. Actors will be experienced, local and professional, rather than being brought in from ‘outside’, as they believe there is so much local talent that deserves to be showcased.  Audiences can enjoy a picnic prior to being entertained by first class drama.

For more information, please see Wessex Actors

Seating will be  available.

Tickets available from The Nothe Fort Phone: 01305 766626 ext 3 Ticket Prices:
Adults: £12 in advance. £14 on the gate Under 17: £8. £10 on the gate
Doors Open 5pm for picnics

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

A whole weekend of living history.   Re-enactment groups include Bomb Disposal Squad, Home Guard, Police at War.   Make Do and Mend demonstrations, Dig for Victory complete with vegetables growing on the top of the Anderson Shelter.  Visit a1940s shop, kitchen and school to really experience life on the Home Front.   Military vehicles, old cars, Singers, Dancers and much more.

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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)

sound and light.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.   Gun Deck Restaurant open for pre-show dinners - booking essential.   Full Bar available.


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

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