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“A historical treasure”

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion
Ranked #8 of 60 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress.Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time along with a vibrant events programme.
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A historical treasure”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a very interesting historical visit along the Eastbourne sea front. The museum is situated in a large Napoleonic fort and the museum contains a massive amount of material relating to the Royal Sussex regiment. It is very well presented and worth a visit - as is the excellent tea shop on the premises.

Visited July 2014
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great visit”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Plenty to see and in this weather nice and cool, pleasant cafe for a break, Always exhibitions within the Redoubt's military museum which also boasts a fascinating array of World War I exhibits, including rare WWI trench art.
Tours and exhibitions through out the summer , great value
see http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=12&groupid=1&msg=Events+at+the+Redoubt+Fortress

Visited August 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Royal Sussex Regiment”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Military Museum here has a large section on the history of the local regiment. The Royal Sussex
My uncle was a member of the regiment, he was Killed in Action on the Somme in 1916
As a small boy, 12yrs old (my 303 rifle was almost as long as I was tall), 60 years ago, I was in the Royal Sussex Regiment Cadets. So I found this part of the museum really fascinating.
Good value for money too (£3.50 oap) and the tickets allows as many return visits as you like for about 4 months.
You probably need them as well, because there is so much to absorb.

Visited July 2014
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Wickford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

If you visit Eastbourne this is one attraction you must visit! Steeped in history and very interesting. It is also worth travelling a bit further up the coast to The Newhaven Fort that has the most wonderful displays. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours (probably more!) at each fort.

Visited June 2014
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Middle England
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Armed Forces Day”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

A wonderful museum and enjoyed very much the cadet Tattoo and meeting some of the serving and ex-servicemen and women
Very good day

Visited June 2014
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