12 – 14 July


Nothe Fort


12 – 14 July

Midday – Midnight


For its final weekend, Dorset Moon will travel along the Jurassic Coast to the historically important Nothe Fort in Weymouth where Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will be on display from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July.

This weekend also sees the Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival return to this picturesque harbour town. Don’t miss out!

For the full programme of events click here.


**SPECIAL NOTICE** As Nothe Fort is outdoors high wind speeds can affect the installation so keep an eye on #DorsetMoon via Twitter or Instagram for any real time updates.

Did you know: Nothe Fort is now one of Weymouth’s major attractions and a venue for a wide range of public events. You don’t have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy your visit. It’s a great day out for all the family with lots to see and explore.

How to get here

Dorset Moon Travel Guide

We are passionate about our beautiful county and encourage everyone to travel to the Dorset Moon in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. Please consider car sharing, walking, cycling or using public transport to get to our events. Visit www.carsharedorset.com if you would like to try to lift share to the event.

Nothe Fort information

Barrack Rd, Weymouth DT4 8UF
01305 766626

Train & Coach

If you are visiting from outside of Weymouth there are a selection of train and coach routes available. These can be viewed and booked on through TrainLine


Trains from London Waterloo every half an hour. Coaches also run from Victoria Coach station.


Frequent direct trains from Gloucester, varying in duration according to where the train calls at. Trains available calling Bath Spa, Westbury, Yeovil.


Trains run hourly, with approximately a duration of 2h30m.

Coaches are available for cheaper transport routes with a travel time of 2h45m.


Regular trains scheduled every half an hour with a journey time of approximately 1h30m.

Southampton offers a range of connecting trains across England.


Regular trains, every half an hour with a journey time that is under an hour.

Contact details:

Train: National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 www.southwesttrains.co.uk
Coach & Bus: National Express 08717 818181 www.nationalexpress.com


We advise walking to Nothe Fort from Weymouth town due to lack of public transport options.
Cross the town bridge into Weymouth harbour and follow the finger signs to Nothe gardens. (Route is as above on the map above) If you wish to print directions click on the link.

If walking from the train station it is a 1.2-mile walk that will take approximately 25 minuets.

There are no bus routes that circulate close to the fort.

If you are unable to walk due to mobility restriction there will be an allocated drop off zone in front of entrance to the Fort.


Blue badge parking spaces will be available on site as well as a drop off zone.

Limited charged parking available on site. We highly recommend you consider the Park and Ride service if travelling from outside Weymouth as there will be high traffic volume due to the Nyetimber Seafood Festival on the same weekend.

Keep an eye on real time updates for all travel into Weymouth on @TravelDorset Twitter feed here 

Alternately Weymouth multi story carpark, which is a 20 minute walk from Nothe Fort. Follow the link for directions and charges. Link to Parkopedia.

Parking with YourParkingSpace.co.uk

Dorset Moon attendees will receive a 10% discount when booking parking through YourParkingSpace.co.uk. To redeem the discount, please enter code DORSETMOON10 in the ‘Redeem Referral Code’ box on the payment page.

Taxi services

Weyline Taxis: 01305 777777
Streetcar Taxis: 01305 707070
Fleetline: 01305 777333

Restricted road access

Weymouth will be very busy this weekend as Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival will also be taking place. Numerous roads will be closured within Weymouth harbour and Melcombe Regis. These road closures should not affect access to Nothe Fort by car or foot yet may cause traffic.

Keep an eye on real time updates for all travel into Weymouth on @TravelDorset Twitter feed here 

Map available with detail including parking restrictions and traffic disruptions available at: https://dorset.roadworks.org

Accessibility Information

Nothe Fort is equipped with facilities to increase accessibility. This includes:

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

To read the full information about accessing our events and the facilities available to audiences onsite at Nothe Fort click here:

Dorset Moon Access Guide Weymouth


Click on the links below for audio and visual descriptions for each of the artworks being presented in Bournemouth this weekend. Hard copies are available at Front of House of Nothe Fort, Weymouth throughout the weekend. Word Document versions are also available by emailing katems@activateperformingarts.org.uk 

The Museum of the Moon Audio Visual Description

This Then is the Moon Audio Visual Description

Celestial Bodies Audio Visual Description

Pledge Audio Visual Description

Call of the Wild Audio Visual Description

This Access Guide is produced by Activate Performing Arts. If you have any further questions or feedback, please contact Activate Performing Arts directly (Contact details on page 9 of the guide).

Dorset Moon is brought to you by Dorset’s arts festivals Inside Out Dorset (Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and are curating the exciting free events you will experience at each location.

See Dorset Moon at Bournemouth and Sherborne

Moon Fact #3

The dark side of the moon is a myth. In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth because of synchronous rotation (see fact #1)

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