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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09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Military History Series: Gallipoli with Peter Hart at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 9 May 2015Peter Hart combines his trademark eye for vivid personal stories with a strong narrative to bring a modern view of this military disaster to today's audience.

16 May 2015 to 16 May 2015

Museums at Night Film Screening - Jaws at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 16 May 2015Museums at Night is an annual UK-wide festival which seeks to encourage visitors into museums after hours and putting on special evening events.

26 May 2015 to 26 May 2015

Carry On Curator - "The machine-guns chuckled" at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 26 May 2015Join the Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington with a series of interactive talks - Carry On Curator!

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.

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