Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle & Museum

Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.


The adjoining Barbican House is home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology and houses local collections from the Stone Age to medieval times. A mini-cinema tells the story of Lewes from prehistoric to Victorian times. Our bookshop, selling new and second-hand books, focuses on the history and archaeology of Lewes, Sussex and the South Downs.
Please see our Lewes Property Leaflet 2019 for this year’s prices.
Plan your visit.

Castle grounds opening times:
November to February: 10.00am to 3.45pm.
March to October: 10.00am to 5.30pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. We open at 11.00am on Sundays, Mondays and Bank holidays.

Museum, gift shop and bookshop opening times
All year round, open daily until 5.30 pm.

Closed: Mondays in January, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Admission Pricing for 2019: Adult £8.20, Child (5-17) £4.50, Seniors (65yrs+) £7.40, Students £7.20, Family £22.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children), Carer for disabled (if required) Free.

Free admission for Sussex Archaeological Society members and National Art Pass holders.

Combined admission with  Anne of Cleves House: Adult £13.00, Child (5-17) £7.50, Seniors (65yrs+) £12.00, Students £12.00, Family £34.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children).

Gift Aid your admission.


Why not download our Lewes Castle audio guide?

iOS via the App Store

Android via Google Play


Groups: We offer a reduced price for all groups of 15 or more and welcome school groups and EFL students. Specialist adult talks and tours are also available, on request, as are tours in French and audio described tours for BPS visitors. Please email admin@sussexpast.co.uk for further information.

Our sites are open to all, but anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult, unless agreed in advance with our staff.

We regret that we only allow assistance dogs into the museum and castle grounds.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Find out more on our Volunteer page.

Contact: Lewes Castle & Museum, 169, High Street, Lewes, BN7 1YE. Tel: 01273 486290, email.




West Tower


South Tower


Brack Mount


Sentry Walk


Norman Gatehouse






Barbican House