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Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Visit the Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne
Napoleonic Fortress with over 200 years of history

Napoleonic Fortress with over 200 years of history

Uniform collection at the Redoubt Fortress

Uniform collection at the Redoubt Fortress

Photo by Graham Huntley

Special Offers

  • Show special offerKids Go Free With An Ancestors Sticker
    Offer: Kids get free entry to the Redoubt Fortress with every visit to the Eastbourne Ancestors free exhibition. Use your 'I've met the Eastbourne Ancestors' sticker to get free entry for one child with a full paying adult.
    Dates valid:
    • Tue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014
  • Show special offerFree Return Visit With Every Ticket

Contact

Redoubt Fortress

01323 410300

Address

Royal Parade,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN22 7AQ

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Details

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.

For further details see www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Adult £4.50
Child £2.50
Senior/Student £3.25
Flexible Family Ticket £12.00 (Up to 5 people, must include 1 child under 16)

Groups Welcome
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.

Adult £4.00
Senior £2.75
Student £2.75
Child £2.00

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Directions

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Map reference: OA 622970  Lat: 50.77421 Long: 0.29910

Situated on Royal Parade 15 minutes walk east of the pier

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed