Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum

This impressive 19th-century circular brick fortress is one of only three surviving Napoleonic Redoubts.

Originally built to defend England during the Napoleonic Wars over 200 years ago, the fortress was used by the military until the First and Second World Wars. As well as covering its key role in history, displays also provide insight into the wars fought by local regiments, including the Crimean and Gulf wars.

Permanent collections

The fortress is the largest military museum on the south coast, housing the collections of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, the Royal Sussex Regiment and the Sussex Combined Services Museum.

Art we've helped buy at Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum

Venue details

Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum Royal Parade, Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 7AQ 01323 410300

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

21 Mar – 30 Sept
Daily, 10am – 5pm

1 Oct – 13 Nov
Daily, 11am – 4pm