Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum
2 for 1 at the Redoubt this Half Term
- Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013
The Eastbourne Redoubt was built to keep Napoleon's armies out of Britain. It now invites you to discover more than 200 years of history within its walls.
For over 200 years, the Redoubt has stood ready to defend the Eastbourne coast. It formed part of a chain of fortifications built to deter Napoleon's forces in the early 1800s, and it still stands as a unique monument to that time. Garrisoned by troops until the early 1900s and again during World War II the fortress is now a suitable and atmospheric home to three exciting military collections.
The Royal Sussex was our county regiment for more than 250 years. Discover soldiers' stories, campaign histories and original artefacts from the 1702 Spanish War of Succession to chases across the North African desert in 1942.
The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars collection celebrates the history of two famous cavalry regiments: The 4th Queen's Own Hussars and The 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. Find out about their role in the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade and how words like 'cardigan' and 'balaclava' became part of our language.
The Sussex Combined Services collection displays focus on the county's connection to the armed forces during the Second World War. Here you can browse exhibits about the Royal Air Force, Royal Engineers, Royal Artillery and the Royal Navy, including the Wrens.
Flexible Family Ticket £12.00 (Up to 5 people, must include 1 child under 16)
Dscounts available for groups of 10+, a 10 minute introductory talk to the fortress and its collections is available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more on request. Please call the Redoubt Fortress on 01323 410300 for bookings.
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|Notes||The Redoubt is open every day from 29 March to 17 November 2013
10am - 5pm
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VenueRedoubt Fortress & Military Museum
Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ
Map reference: TV 622997 Lat: 50.77421 Long: 0.29910
Situated on Royal Parade 15 minutes walk east of the pier
Parking : with charge
Nearest station : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Eastbourne Railway station
Events at this venue
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 17 Nov 2013||Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Button Maker|
|Sat 1 Jun 2013||The Glider Pilot Regiment at Arnhem|
|Sat 8 Jun 2013||Blackout & Bunting|
|Sat 8, Sun 9 Jun 2013||Stitch For Victory|
|Sat 29 Jun 2013||Eastbourne Armed Forces Day|
|Sat 6 Jul 2013||El Alamein|
|Sat 27, Sun 28 Jul 2013||Take Guard at the Redoubt|
|Sat 3 Aug 2013||The Victoria Cross - Mark Smith MA|
|Sat 7 Sep 2013||The Ghosts of the Somme|
|Thu 12 - Sun 15 Sep 2013||Heritage Open Days|
|Sat 21, Sun 22 Sep 2013||Weird Weekend|
|Sat 5 Oct 2013||The Greatness of Haig|
|Sat 5 Oct 2013||Twilight Tour|
|Sat 12 Oct 2013||Twilight Tour|
|Sat 19 Oct 2013||Twilight Tour|
|Sat 26 Oct 2013||Twilight Tour|
|Sat 2 Nov 2013||Boy Soldiers of The Great War|
|Fri 8 Nov 2013||Remembrance at The Redoubt|