Nothe Fort Reopens

Nothe Fort has now reopened thanks to a Crowdfunding campaign that raised £10,000.  Supporters provided £5,000 and the amount was match-funded by Dorset LEP.

In order to reopen, Nothe Fort had to undertake essential alterations to the museum’s entrance and display areas.

  • Alterations to the ticket desks
  • Alterations to the entrance area to ensure 2 metre distancing
  • Barriers at the entrance
  • Signage at Nothe Gardens and in the Fort
  • Portable hand-sanitizer stations
  • Alterations to exhibition areas to allow social distancing
  • Story boards around the grounds

To say thank you, supporters were invited to a private opening on Friday, ahead of the doors reopening to the public on Saturday, 11th July 2020.

The sun shone and everyone enjoyed the best views in Weymouth from the wonderful new carved stone benches on the new North Terrace.

Amongst the guests were the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, the Mayors of Weymouth and Portland, representatives of the council and tourist bodies. invited special guests, fort volunteers and those people who had donated to the crowdfunder to make it possible to re-open. The ribbon on the new bench was cut by Paul Atterbury and the North Terrace declared open

Chairman, Brian Martin, said “A huge thanks is due to everyone that supported the fundraising campaign, that includes everyone that donated money, shared links, invited friends and family to get involved”.

Nothe Fort are now pleased to announce:

We are open.  We are safe”