Redoubt Fortress, heritage Eastbourne

Welcome to Heritage Eastbourne

From Prehistory to Present Day

A world of discovery awaits, with The Story of Eastbourne at 248 Terminus Road,  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.

The Story of Eastbourne

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, daily in school holidays 

This new exhibition will lead you on a journey through Eastbourne's History. It may take twists and turns that you dont expect and there will be some surprises along the way. 

It is a celebration of storytelling from the people of Eastbourne. A story through their objects, their words, their legacies and even their bones.

It is a tale full of mystery, intrigue, faith, fortune, love, war and magic!

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

Redoubt Fortress

The Redoubt is open for weekend tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. We are working on revealing the secrets of the fortress and the people who lived here. Everything we are uncovering can be discovered on one of our FREE weekend Tours

Heritage Highlights

The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne exhibition and heritage hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it, as well as providing an information hub for heritage. Open Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Story of Eastbourne

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

Exclusive Tours at the Fortress in 2019!

Join us at 10am, 12pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays for exclusive hard hat tours of the fortress.

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What's On

Society of Eastbourne Artists

Art Exhibition

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

The Society of Eastbourne Artists Exhibition and Sale of Artwork will take place in Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road.

Professor Ian Barnes

Town Hall Talk Ancient DNA & the people of Britain

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Join Professor Ian Barnes to discover the mysteries of Ancient DNA and the People of Britain Prepare to have your ideas about British Prehistory challenged or even changed completely in this intriguing presentation.

Jonathan Foyle

The Lost Decoration of Historic Buildings

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Join Dr Jonathan Foyle for a fascinating talk on the Lost Decoration of Historic Buildings.

Mark Forsyth

Town Hall Talk - Making Merry

Thu 12 Dec 2019

From the author of A Short History of Drunkenness and A Christmas Cornucopia: the Hidden Stories behind our Yuletide Traditions, join Mark Forsyth to discover how, where and when humankind has got merry!