Redoubt Fortress, heritage Eastbourne

Welcome to Heritage Eastbourne

From Neolithic to Napoleonic

A world of discovery awaits, with over 200 years of history at the seafront Redoubt Fortress, fascinating heritage exhibitions at the Pavilion, walking trails, archaeological digs, local history research and much more.

From Neolithic to Napoleonic, Eastbourne's story and that of its downland is retold through fascinating exhibitions, digs and research projects.

Eastbourne Remembers at the Pavilion - Open daily 10am to 4pm

Redoubt Fortress

Please note the fortress is currently closed for building works and will reopen for weekends only from March 2019

Heritage Highlights

Armistice Poppy

End of War

Eastbourne commemorates with a poignant street exhibition throughout November and a twilight projection from 5 - 11 November.

End of War

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition

Unlocking Over 2,000 Years of Memories

Unlock extraordinary memories from the past, spanning over 2,000 years.  From nostalgic childhoods and heirlooms to the commemoration of loved ones, this exhibition explores how we create memories and how we choose to remember.

Open daily - FREE entry

 Eastbourne Remembers

Children at the Redoubt Fortress

Kids Go Free at the Fortress in 2018!

Don't miss our Kids Go FREE offer thoughout 2018!*  Pick up our free kids trail, try on uniforms and create your own Wanted poster with our new app. 

*max 2 per full paying adult. Excludes events.

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What's On

Eastbourne Remembers

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Mon 19 Mar 2018 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

Journey through extraordinary memories and uncover some of the ways we have remembered and sometimes forgotten in this new exhibition for 2018

Extraordinary Women Exhibition

Extraordinary Women Exhibition

Mon 10 - Fri 14 Dec 2018

Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time, Heritage Eastbourne will be commemorating the centenary of this momentous turning point in history with an exhibition at the Town Hall.

Dr Annie Gray

Christmas Dinner from Edward I to Edward VII

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Join Dr Annie Gray a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day

The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra

The Johnny Spice Swing

Fri 14 Dec 2018

The 'Spiceys' will be playing for their annual Christmas Balls on December 12th and 14th at Eastbourne Town hall. The evenings start at 7.30pm and it's 'carriages at 11.30pm'. Musical Director Paul Hyde.

Extraordinary Stories

Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Stories

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Join Katherine Buckland to discover extraordinary stories of ordinary women living in Eastbourne over the last 2500 years.