Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle & Museum

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – Lewes Castle and Museum closed

The Sussex Archaeological Society has taken the very difficult decision to close Lewes Castle and Museum of Sussex Archaeology completely and cancel any forthcoming events, until further notice.

As a charity we receive no core Government funding and rely solely on the generosity of our members and the public. If you wish to support us during this time, please see the section on our website about how to make a donation.

If you have any queries please contact adminlewes@sussexpast.co.uk

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.

Plan your visit.

Opening times:
November to February: 10.00am to 3.45pm. Tuesday to Saturday
March to October: 10.00am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday
We open at 11.00am on Sundays, Mondays and Bank holidays throughout the year.
Last admission 30minutes before closing.
Closed: Mondays in January, February, March, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Download a Lewes Leaflet 2020 here.


Admission Pricing for 2020: 
Adult £8.50
Child £4.60
Student/Senior £8.00
Family £23.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Carer for disabled (if required) Free
Gift Aid your admission.

Free admission for Sussex Archaeological Society members.

Combined ticket with Anne of Cleves House
Adult £13.40
Child £7.60
Student/Senior £12.90
Family £35.00

Groups
A reduced price for groups of 15 or more is available.
                                    Lewes Castle        Combined with Anne of Cleves House
Adult/Senior/Student          £7.30                                       £12.00
Child                                 £4.10                                       £ 6.60
Please contact us for more details.

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 house and gardens.

 

 

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.

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Keep

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West Tower

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South Tower

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Brack Mount

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Sentry Walk

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Norman Gatehouse

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Barbican

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Bailey

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Barbican House

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Bailey