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Redoubt Fortress & Eastbourne Heritage Service
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.

Please note...

... the Fortress is NOW CLOSED and will re-open from 16 March to 15 November 2015.

What can you discover today?

Summerdown Camp

Summerdown Camp 16 March at The Pavilion

Summerdown Camp was the largest convalescent camp during the First World War in the United Kingdom, nestled next to the downs in Eastbourne. Discover the inspiring stories of brave soldiers and valiant women as well as the pioneering medical treatments carried out. 

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.

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!

 
 

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.

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