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

George Grimmond

Culture & Cake - How's Tricks?

Sat 13 Apr 2019

How’s Tricks? A tale of two Georges Join Katherine Buckland to discover the stories of George Grimmond, Eastbournes’s incredible illusionist and magician and George Beaumont Loveday the actress stealing manager of the Royal Hippodrome.

The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet

Culture & Cake - The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet

Sat 11 May 2019

The Battlefield Beneath Your Feet : Eastbourne 1939 - 45 Join Peter Hibbs to discover the secrets of Eastbourne during WW2.

Eating For Eastbourne

Culture & Cake - Eating for Eastbourne:

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Eating for Eastbourne: What we ate and when we ate it Join Heritage Manager Jo Seaman for a lively talk examining the evidence for what people in Eastbourne have been eating since the Stone Age

Mrs Wilson

Culture & Cake - A Century of Secrets

Sat 13 Jul 2019

A Century of Secrets. Join Katherine Buckland to solve the mysteries of Eastbourne’s often forgotten century with tales of plague, piracy and pies.

Star Brewery

Culture & Cake - Beer, Boulders and Bullets

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Beer, Boulders and Bullets: Eastbourne’s extraordinary Industry. From salt-making to flame-throwers and everything in between, join Heritage Collections Officer Kelly van Doorn to uncover Eastbourne’s industrious past.

Bourne stream

Culture & Cake - Bourne Free

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Bourne Free - Farmyards and foul water in Motcombe This talk will look at the results of this summer’s archaeological investigations in Motcombe Gardens and discover stories of lost farms, dirty water supplies and even a stolen river!