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?

Military Museum in England

The biggest military collection in the South East!

From the Charge of the Light Brigade to WWI & II and modern day warfare, discover the fascinating history of the Royal Sussex Regiment, Queen's Hussars and Sussex Combined Services collections.
Redoubt Fortress Military Museum in Sussex

Discover life as a Napoleonic soldier

Explore the fortress, with free entry to the parade ground and gun platform.
Kids Workshops at Redoubt Fortress

Kids Workshop: 5 August

'Making Masterpieces' - Try out a range of techniques inspired by the portraits in the Redoubt’s portrait collection.
Gladiatorial Games at the Redoubt Fortress

Eastbourne Ancestors presents...Murderous Games: 6 - 7 Sept

Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition. Experience a Roman gladiatorial arena at the Redoubt and witness full combat. Demonstrations of gladiatorial training.

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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!


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, button making, braiding and family events, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained, including a children's resource room and museum trail.
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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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02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Military Ancestry Road Show at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 2 Aug 2014Bring along your historic military items and have them identified by the Military Ancestry Road Show experts and find out more about each piece.

04 August 2014 to 04 August 2014

Commemoration of Outbreak of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 4 Aug 2014Commemoration of the Outbreak of the First World War on August 4 1914.

01 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Military Training Ground at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Think you've got what it takes to be one of our new recruits? Take a journey through history at our new training ground accompanied by mysterious Redoubt resident, Mrs Atkins.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

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