Visitor information for the Redoubt Fortress Military Museum

Visit the Redoubt Fortress and The Pavilion

Visit the Redoubt Fortress and The Pavilion


The Redoubt Fortress and The Pavilion are both ideally located next to one another on Eastbourne seafront.  Both venues can be accessed from Royal Parade or from the promenade.


Visit the Redoubt Fortress inn Eastbourne


The Redoubt offers a fantastic value day out with FREE entry to the parade ground and gun platform.

You will require a ticket to enter the inside of the fortress.  Look out for our great offers, book group visits in advance or buy tickets online.


Opening Times:

The Redoubt is closed for the winter, re-opening March 2018

Living on the Edge exhibition in The Pavilion


Located next to the Redoubt, The Pavilion offers a free exhibition and cafe with terrace and gardens.

Kids Offer: Visit the exhibition and take a trail to gain £1 off entry to the Redoubt  (one child free per full paying adult). 

Opening Times

Entry is FREE

Living on the Edge is now closed. New Exhibition Eastbourne Remembers: Discovering lost pieces of time opening March 2018

Free Stuff to See and Do

Explore the The Pavilion exhibition and Redoubt Fortress parade ground and gun platform for free, with great sea views from the cannons. Have your photo taken guarding a sentry box and pop into the gift shop or café for a vintage style tea.

Buy Redoubt Museum & Event Tickets

Buy tickets in advance online or by telephoning 01323 410300 or in person at either the Redoubt or Tourist Information Centre.

Alternatively purchase on the day at the Redoubt entrance.


Daily Tour at the Redoubt Fortress

Daily tours of the Redoubt Fortress

Join the daily tour at the Redoubt Fortress to hear some of the secrets of the fortress and stories of the people who lived in the Redoubt over the last 200 years

Tours run at 11am and 2.30pm each day lasting 30 minutes from the museum entrance and are included free with fortress admission. Longer tours run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays lasting one hour.


Events, Films and Daily Activities for the Kids

Children's workshops at the Redoubt

From dressing up in military costumes to quizzes and fun-filled family events, there will be plenty to keep younger visitors enthralled at both venues.



The Outpost & Pavilion Cafés

The Outpost cafe

The Outpost

This exciting vintage styled café is the perfect place to enjoy something tasty. Will you have a Bombardier Brownie with your Colonel Coffee? Pick up a loyalty card to save stamps for a FREE hot drink!

Don’t forget you can pop into the Café without visiting the Museum!

The Pavilion café

Hot soups, panini's and Pimms on the terrace all feature at this light and airy cafe overlooking the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.


Getting Here

Redoubt Fortress seafront entrance

Via Prom

Located by the beach, why not pop in through the main seafront entrance while you stroll the promenade to explore The Pavilion gardens and the Redoubt's parade ground.  

Via Royal Parade

Pavilion entrance is located next to zebra crossing. Redoubt Fortress entrance from here crosses the moat with direct access to the gun platform.  Please note there are a large number of steps from here to the Parade Ground.



Accessibility of the Redoubt Fortress

The Pavilion offers wheelchair access into the cafe and exhibition and disabled toilets.

Due to the nature of the Redoubt Fortress building, there are a large number of stairs in places.

On street parking is also available on Royal Parade.


Gift Shops

gifts and souvenirs

Brand new range for 2017, discover a world of imagination, fossils and dinosaurs and invention and inspiration in the Redoubt Fortress shop.

The Pavilion offers a great range of books and educational toys, with many themed around the latest exhibition. 

Redoubt image gallery

Did You Know?

Entry is free to The Pavilion and the gun platforms, parade ground, café and shop in the Redoubt Fortress!
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Admission Prices to the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress
  • Adult £4.50
  • Senior/Student £3.25
  • Child £2.50
  • Family (up to 5 people) £12*

*must include 1 child under 16

Includes free daily tour

Admission to the parade ground, gun platform, cafe and shop are completely FREE!


Free Admission to The Pavilion

Admission to The Pavilion cafe and exhibition is completely FREE!

Group Visits

Redoubt Fortress

The Redoubt welcomes group visits and can arrange a free 10 minute introductory talk for groups of 10 or more. Admission prices for groups of 10+ cost Adults £4, Senior/Student £2.75, Child £2.

To secure discounted rates and to pre-book your talk, telephone 01323 410300 or contact us below.

The Pavilion

Group tours can be arranged in advance, to pre-book, telephone 01323 415641(Mon - Fri only).

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