Redoubt Fortress Military Museum in Eastbourne, Sussex

Welcome to Heritage Eastbourne

Explore the dark passages of the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion

A world of discovery awaits, with fascinating, moving, fun and inspiring exhibitions, experiences, events and activities on Eastbourne seafront this year.

Uncover over 200 years of history at the Redoubt Fortress and discover its hidden secrets.  One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, this unique Georgian fortress hosts a vibrant events programme too.

At The Pavilion, explore the mysteries of life in the town 3,000 years ago at the Making Tracks: Eastbourne's Bronze Age Mystery free exhibition.


What can you discover today?

Bronze Axe

Latest Exhibitions

Travel back 3000 years to Bronze Age Eastbourne at the Pavilion and discover the tales of Eastbourne's brave men facing the horrors of the First World War

Eastbourne's Treasure

New Museum for Eastbourne

Discover the plans for a new museum for Eastbourne
Stargazing at the Redoubt

Stargazing at the Redoubt

Stargazing for everyone at Eastbourne's Redoubt. Look at the Moon and Planets through an Astronomical Telescope on the Gun Platform at the Redoubt.
Explore the Fortress

Explore the Fortress

Discover the mysteries of Firepower and Fortification at 11am and the secrets of the Lockup & Latrines 2.30pm every Tuesday and Wednesday. Daily tours of the Redoubt also at 11am & 2.30pm.

Incredible Events With Heritage Eastbourne

Redoubt Fortress & Heritage Eastbourne

Join us to discover the Redoubt stories and Eastbourne's astonishing history.

You can buy tickets for all our events and museum entry from the Tourist Information Centre!


Free Entry to the Fortress Grounds

Royal Sussex Regiment drums - Heritage Eastbourne

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!



Heritage Eastbourne's TreasureDiscover some of Eastbourne's incredible history in the free exhibition at the Pavilion. New for 2016, uncover the mysteries of Bronze Age Eastbourne!


Redoubt Shop - Heritage EastbourneWe have a new shop at the Redoubt Fortress for 2016. Pop in to pick up gifts as unique as the building from 21st March 2016

The Outpost - Vintage Themed Café

The Outpost vintage cafe - Heritage Eastbourne

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.
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Did You Know?

Heritage Eastbourne offers so much to get involved with - archaeological digs, school visits, collections work and much more...

Heritage Eastbourne Events Calendar

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