Redoubt Fortress Military Museum in Eastbourne, Sussex

Heritage Eastbourne

Explore Eastbourne's Castle and internationally important collections

Heritage Eastbourne offers so much for you to get involved with including archaeological digs, working with our collections and helping us tell the facsinating stories of Eastbourne.

The Redoubt Fortress is one of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this unique Georgian Fortress. Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time and also hosts a vibrant events programme.

Discover spectacular Sussex stories in our exhibitions including the tales of brave men leaving Eastbourne in the First World War to face the horrors of war in For Hearth, Home and Honour? Eastbourne learns the Reality of War and travel back in time to uncover the mysteries of the incredible people living in Eastbourne over 3000 years ago, see some of their treasures and realise what made Eastbourne so special in Making Tracks - Eastbourne's Bronze Age Mystery

We love working with schools and run a great outreach programme as well as school visits to the Redoubt. All education resources are tailored to meet the national curriculum using our excellent collections to cover subjects from pre-history to World War II.

Please note the Redoubt Fortress is now closed for winter.

We will be open again 21 March - 13 November 2016. Join us to discover the secrets of the fortress!

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

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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

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

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!



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 ShopWe 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

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.
Images of the Redoubt Fortress attraction in Sussex

Did You Know?

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

Events Calendar

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