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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 - 19 March to 4 November - 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 - Sun 4 Nov 2018

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

Wicker Man

The Wicker Man film screening and music

Tue 1 May 2018

A screening of the 1972 folk horror classic on the very day that the story takes place! Enjoy the wonderful local group Gadzooks playing songs and music from the film

Poppy

Culture & Cake- A story of Poppies and Remembrance

Sat 19 May 2018

Taking the Tower of London Poppy on display in Eastbourne Remembers as inspiration, Heritage Assistant Neil Harvey will look at the sometimes controversial history of the poppy’s use in commemoration

Science Week

Science Week - May Half Term

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 2018

Become a scientist at the Fortress this half term in our Science Week workshops!

Labyrinth

Labyrinth film screening and puppet workshop

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Little kids and big kids can enjoy a magical puppet making workshop before watching this amazing fantasy romp starring the late and ever-great David Bowie! All puppet making materials and expertise supplied

Saxon Treasures

Culture and Cake - Eastbourne’s Saxon Treasures

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Heritage Manager Jonathan Seaman will take a lively look at the amazing discoveries made during the excavation of a major Anglo-Saxon period burial ground at St Anne’s Road.

Toys

Culture and Cake - Toys, A product of the times?

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Heritage Assistant Jason Godden will lead us on a nostalgic journey exploring whether our childhood memories, associated with popular toys such as Action Man, Barbie or Star Wars merchandise, are a “product of the times”

Heirlooms and photographs

Culture and Cake - Collecting Memories

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Heritage Engagement Officer Katherine Buckland will explore stories of forgotten treasures and objects collected to remember.

Titanic

Titanic film screening with the Gibbs Trio

Sat 1 Sep 2018

As the Titanic went down, the band played on. To complete the experience the Gibbs Trio will play the music that entertained the passengers of the doomed ship while you sip a pre-film drink from our pop-up bar.

Myth and Memory

Culture and Cake - Myth and Memory in Eastbourne

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Join Heritage Manager Jo Seaman for this intriguing talk where some local myths will not only be busted but also carefully unpicked and re-examined in order to understand how they have evolved and that in fact, the real stories are just as

Witch Bottle

Within Walls: Archaeology of Magical Protection

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Within Walls - The Archaeology of Magical House Protection with Brian Hoggard Explore some of the archaeological research around the practice of concealing objects to ward of sources of evil in this fascinating talk

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

Wed 7 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),

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