The Redoubt Fortress

East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

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.

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.

Venue information

Opening times

21 Mar – 30 Sept
Daily, 10am – 5pm

1 Oct – 13 Nov
Daily, 11am – 4pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)