Redoubt Fortress Military Museum in Eastbourne, Sussex

Redoubt Fortress & Eastbourne Heritage Service

A Fortress in the heart of Eastbourne...

One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress, named one of the top ten military museums in the UK.

Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time and now houses the largest military collection of its kind in the south of England, along with a vibrant events programme.

What can you discover today?

The Outpost - Vintage Themed Café

The Outpost vintage cafe

Pop in for a Corporal Croissant or Bombardier Brownie with your Colonel Coffee in this fabulous vintage themed café. FREE entry to all - pop in during your seafront stroll! 

 

Fun For the Kids

Family attractions in SussexFrom dressing up in authentic uniforms, to cannon ball lifting, and family events, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained, including a children's resource room and museum trail.
 
 

Latest Newsletter

Read our newsletter for all the latest news on the Redoubt, Eastbourne Ancestors, archaeological digs, volunteering opportunities and much more from the Eastbourne Museums service. 

 

Free Entry to the Fortress

Royal Sussex Regiment drums

Entry to the parade ground, gun platform, gift shop and vintage cafe is completely FREE! Admission charged only on entry to the museum, with one free return visit included with every ticket!

 
 
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Did You Know?

The Redoubt was named a hidden National Treasure by the BBC National Treasures Live website.

Events Calendar

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28 July 2015 to 28 July 2015

Carry On Curator - "Seaward ho! Hang the treasure" at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 28 Jul 2015Join the Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington with a series of interactive talks - Carry On Curator!

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Military History Series: British Military Nurses at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 11 Jul 2015Sue Light researches British Military Nurses from 1880, but focuses on the First World War. This talk attempts to give some idea of how nurses from different backgrounds coped with ‘active service’.

16 March 2015 to 15 November 2015

Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.

23 July 2015 to 01 September 2015

Pirate School at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 23 Jul - Tue 1 Sep 2015The Redoubt Fortress introduces a brand new Pirate School throughout the school holidays this summer, from 23 July - 1 September.

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