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The Needles Old Battery

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Old Battery has a fascinating military history which is brought to life in a child-friendly way using cartoon displays by Geoff Campion, leading comic book artist of the 1950s.

Children can enjoy using the trails and free discovery packs that will help them explore the tunnels and learn about the Battery's history and connections to the Second World War.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD, England


Click here to visit The Needles Old Battery's website
01983 754772

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Varies seasonally; please check with The Needles Old Battery.


Adult: £6.20

Child: £3.10

Family: £15.50

More Information

Eating information

There is a tea room at the Needles Old Battery serving homemade refreshments and light lunches. Children's portions are available on request and there is a highchair. Local and seasonal produce available. Picnic tables available on the Parade Ground. The kiosk at the Needles New Battery sells drinks, ice creams and limited light refreshments.


Toilet facilities are available for visitors to the Needles Old Battery including a unisex accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. There are no toilets at the Needles New Battery.

Gift shop

The shop sells a range of pocket money toys and souvenirs, books and postcards.


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