Welcome to NCI Shoreham Living History
The station was originally built as a searchlight base during the Second World War. Manned by the local Home Guard it housed a powerful searchlight designed to spot the enemy approaching the harbour by sea. It was abandoned at the end of the war and the open frontage was bricked. It remained unused until NCI acquired the use of the building and the bricked up frontage was again opened up, this time to receive nice new windows and a complete exterior/interior facelift… to become a National Coastwatch station.