Celebrate Sussex Day with
a host of cultural events

Redoubt Fortress Eastbourne June 16th 2011 E24138MJPET Museum at Night May13 ENGSUS00320130404160125
Redoubt Fortress Eastbourne June 16th 2011 E24138MJPET Museum at Night May13 ENGSUS00320130404160125

Cultural and heritage attractions in the Eastbourne area will be joining in with Sussex Day celebrations on Tuesday June 16.

The Redoubt Fortress and the Pavilion will welcome visitors in a day of free festivities to celebrate the county’s culture.

The iconic Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress will have free entry on Sussex Day.

Visitors will be able to handle objects from displays around the military museum and a free Carry on Curator talk will take place at 2pm.

Museum curator Damian Etherington will focus on the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a chance to handle a Napoleonic General’s jacket, original Times newspapers reporting the Battle of Trafalgar and Waterloo and original weapons.

Eastbourne Borough Council lead cabinet member for culture, tourism and enterprise Margaret Bannister said: “Sussex Day is a chance for Eastbourne to celebrate being a key destination in a beautiful county rich in history, heritage and culture.

“Eastbourne offers a wealth of exciting activities and attractions to visit which highlight the pride we have in our town’s history.”

At 11am and 2.30pm, free guided tours of the Fortress grounds and museum will be given.

The Pavilion also marks Sussex Day with two guided tours of the Summerdown Camp exhibition.

The exhibition tells the story of the First World War convalescent camp which opened in Eastbourne in April 1915 and treated more than 150,000 wounded and distressed soldiers.

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