Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Redoubt Fortress opens on Good Friday with a free weekend!

The Redoubt Fortress opens on Good Friday and has free entry over the Easter weekend. The Napoleonic fortress has been undergoing improvement over the winter months and has seen some great changes. They will be kicking off the year with lots of fun activities and offers.

Follow the museum trail for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher! Visit the NEW café ‘The Outpost’ and swap a voucher for a free hot cross bun. Visitors can expect to enjoy tea and cakes in the vintage themed café which is decorated with photographs and pictures from the Redoubt’s collection. Regulars can enjoy great benefits too with a loyalty card giving a free cuppa after a number of visits.

Senior Head of Tourism and Leisure for Eastbourne, Tracey McNulty said “Don’t forget to wrap up when you visit the Redoubt weekend as the temperatures look to be on the low side. But don’t worry you can expect a warm welcome from the Museum Staff, eager to tell you the story of the Redoubt and enjoy a hot drink at the wonderful new vintage styled Café, The Outpost, both sure to leave you with a spring in your step!”

The Redoubt shop has also had a revamp and there will be a new range of gifts and military books on sale. In addition, there is a new children’s resource area, offering plenty for all ages to get involved with.

The Redoubt’s medal collection has always been something of fascination to visitors, but this year they will be displayed in chronological order along with some stories of the soldiers who’d earned them. To add to this, there are many more medals on display than in previous years!

Outside the fortress, shrubbery around the moat has been removed and traditional style gates and railings are currently being installed. There has also been new signage put in place on the Gun Platform and Parade Ground that will offer visitors more information about the two hundred year old Fortress.

The museum will now be open 7 days a week and offers two daily tours of the building starting at 11am and 2.30pm.

It is predicted that the FREE opening at the Easter weekend will fill the Fortress with eager visitors; and with the upcoming programme of events at the Redoubt set to fire everyone’s imagination; visitors are set for a brilliant year.

The opening of the season kicks off at 10am on Friday 29 April. For more information go to

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