About the Redoubt Fortress and Heritage Eastbourne

About Heritage Eastbourne

Eastbourne Borough Council's Heritage Eastbourne service offers a diverse range of activities, from over 200 years of history at the Redoubt Fortress to educational tours, outreach services to schools and great volunteering opportunities.


Redoubt Fortress Military Museum

Management of the Redoubt Fortress 

Heritage Eastbourne manages the Redoubt Fortress building and visitor experience. The Fortress has undergone a period of transformation, with more work planned for the future which will see a move towards the fortress becoming part of a Heritage Hub for Eastbourne.


Educational tour at the Redoubt Fortress

Schools Programme

Visit us or we can come and see you!

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 fossils and evolution, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Romans, Saxons, Tudors, Victorians, WW1 and WW2, as well as a range of things in between!

If you would like to arrange a class tour of the Redoubt Fortress or require outreach sessions please contact us for more details. 

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Saxon Weekend

From Anglo-Saxon festivals to archaeological digs and beyond!

Heritage Eastbourne can offer so much for you to get involved with.

Find out more about upcoming archaeological digs, volunteering and training opportunities, archiving projects, our schools programme and latest exhibitions

 More about Heritage Eastbourne projects

Photography On This Website

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Button Maker Exhibition

Our thanks to Graham Huntley, Tim Taylor and David Mills for their photography used throughout this website.

If you have photos to share with our heritage fans, then we would love to see them posted on Facebook and Flickr, or contact us.


Volunteer at the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress on Eastbourne seafront

If you have a keen interest in heritage, enjoy talking to visitors and would like to meet new people, why not join our volunteers team, ranging from stewarding and tour guiding to collections management and maintenance.


Did You Know?

Eastbourne Heritage Service recieved a £70,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the ground breaking Ancestors Project, that was exhibited in 2014.
Visit the Redoubt Fortress

Contact Heritage Eastbourne

Heritage Eastbourne is based at the Redoubt Fortress and Town Hall.

For Redoubt enquiries telephone 01323 410300 (open 10am to 5pm, excluding Winter closure).

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For Local History and Archaeology enquiries please contact us on 01323 415641 (Mon - Fri only).

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