Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum

Redoubt Parade Ground
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

16 March to 15 November 2015.

Admission charges

Adult £4.50
Senior/Student £3.25
Child £2.50
Family (up to 5 people) £12*
*must include 1 child under 16


  • Museums Association

Additional info

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.

Collection details

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
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Dominiek Dendooven

Redoubt Military History Series: Ethnic Minorities on the Western Front with Dominiek Dendooven

  • 10 October 2015 2-4pm

The First World War is the defining event of the first half of the 20th century and was the beginning of the end of European hegemony in the world. The roots of decolonization and of many national revolutions are to be found in the Great War.

At the front in Flanders and France, inhabitants of more than 60 actual states were present. Apart from the European powers, the United States and the “white” dominions such as Canada and Australia with their many ethnic minorities, France and the United Kingdom brought over hundreds of thousands of soldiers and labourers from their colonies to the western front.

Presented by scientific researcher Dominiek Dendooven from In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, this talk will present an overview of all those who gained war experience in Flanders between 1914 and 1919, what happened to them during and after the war, and what consequences the war had for these ethnic groups, with an emphasis on a intercultural relations.


£12 / £10 concessions. Museum entry included in the ticket price, plus tea and coffee served during the interval.

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
Royal Parade
East Sussex
BN22 7AQ




01323 410300

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