Redoubt - Fortress & Museum
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
For nearly 200 years, the Redoubt Fortress has defended the Eastbourne coast. Formerly a barracks and store depot, it formed part of the chain of Martello Towers which stretched from Folkstone to Seaford.
Today this magnificent building provides the perfect setting for the largest military museum on the south coast. The museum holds the Regimental Collections of The Royal Sussex and The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars and also the Sussex Combined Services.
New for 2013 - The Outpost vintage style cafe!
Museum, Heritage site, Castle or defences, Archaeological site
Re-open 29th March 2013.
Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Adult - £4.50
Over 60 - £3.25
Child - £2.50
Student - £3.25
Concessions available for families and groups.
Free entrance to gun platform and parade ground. Admission charge payable for museum.
- Museums Association
Free on-street and Pay & Display parking available nearby. Disabled parking bays on Royal Parade. A platform stairclimber suitable for most manual wheelchairs is avaible for access to the museum - please phone to book.
The museum consists of several collections, primarily those of two distinguished regiments of the British Army, The Royal Sussex Regiment and The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars. The other major collection is that of the Sussex Combined Services Museum, which records all military ties with the county.
Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Costume and Textiles, Photography, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- The Royal Sussex Regiment
- The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
- The Sussex Combined Services Collection
- Eastbournes Home Front
Redoubt Military History Series
The fierce struggle between the British 1st Airborne Division and the superior German forces in and around Arnhem is well documented. This story tells of the role played in the battle for Oosterbeek and the bridge at Arnhem itself by the men of the Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR). These men were already experienced soldiers who volunteered to join the airborne forces and take the fight to the Germans in a totally new regiment.
£12 / £10 concession. Friends of the Redoubt receive a further £1 off.