UK Restoration Groups
The following is a list of links to voluntary groups in the UK who are actively involved in the restoration or maintenance of artillery fortifications. If you would like your group to be added to this list then please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Palmerston Forts Society help to maintain Fort Nelson in conjunction with the Royal Armouries.
Chapel Bay Fort is currently being restored by a local society led by George and Emma Geear.
Nothe Fort is maintained and run as a museum by a group of volunteers.
Newhaven Fort is run by a volunteer group in conjunction with Lewes District Council.
The Western Heights Preservation Society maintain and provide visitor access to much of the Western Heights complex at Dover working with the local council and English Heritage.
'An Island of Hope' is the project name for the restoration of Bull Sands Fort in the Humber Estuary by the Streetwise Charitable Trust for use as a drug rehabilitation centre.
The Coalhouse Fort Project volunteer group care for Coalhouse Fort on the Thames which is owned by Thurrock Council.
Thames Defence Heritage volunteers maintained and run New Tavern Fort at Gravesend which is owed by Gravesham Borough Council. The same group are also involved with Gravesend Blockhouse and Gravesend Civil Defence Control Centre.
Heugh Battery, Hartlepool is maintained and run as a museum by a charitable trust.
Blyth Battery is maintaned and run as a museum by a volunteer group.
The Friends of Shoreham Fort maintain Shoreham Fort and also run guided tours.
Littlehampton Fort is being restored by a volunteer group.