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Heritage Eastbourne: Redoubt Fortress & Pavilion
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.

Open daily 10am to 5pm:

Faces of the Fort at the Redoubt Fortress

Eastbourne Remembers at the Pavilion

Heritage Highlights

Redoubt Fortress cannon, photo by Jarrold Publishing

Reveal the Many Faces of the Fort

Experience the Faces of the Fort and a brand new Augmented Reality trail using our new app.  Can you crack the puzzles and fight off the enemy ships from the gun platform?

Open daily until 4 November 2018

 Redoubt Fortress

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

Creepy Crafts

October Half Term trail and crafts

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Brave the fortress in October half term for our spooktacular trail and creepy crafts!

Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Stories

Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Stories

Sat 20 Oct 2018

An opportunity to join Katherine Buckland, Heritage Engagement Officer, as she explores some of the untold stories of Eastbourne's women over the last 2500 years.

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Sat 27 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

The Omen

The Omen Film screening and Ghost Tour

Wed 31 Oct 2018

A Halloween screening of the horror classic The Omen, with added fear factor from our petrifying props and if you aren’t scared enough already, a ghost tour of the building taking us to the witching hour!

Roman London's First Voices

Roman London's First Voices - Dr Sadie Watson

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Dr Sadie Watson – ‘Roman London’s First Voices: Wooden writing tablets from the Bloomberg excavations’ Sadie Watson was the Site Director for the major excavations at Bucklersbury House (Bloomberg London),

Art exhibition and sale of work

Art Exhibition

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Art Exhibition and Sale of Work by the Society of Eastbourne Artists. Eastbourne Town Hall, Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th November, 10-4pm daily. Free admission, raffle and refreshments available

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