England’s longest water filled moat surrounds the site which dates back to 1229.
Find out about Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.
One of the Society’s places to visit in Sussex and ideal for a family day out. As well as the historic house, additional highlights include seven acres of grounds, kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, forge, replica Bronze Age roundhouse and children’s play area. Download a property leaflet here.
Coming soon in 2013:
- An interactive medieval gallery in the magnificent 14th century gatehouse – NOW OPEN!
- An exhibition on the 1927 fire at Michelham in the picture gallery – NOW OPEN!
- A new dressing up and costumes room in the house – NEW COSTUMES ARE OUT!
- The Dovecote shop will be extended and refurbished with improved access and exciting new ranges – EXTENSION COMPLETED AND NEW RANGES ARRIVING EVERY WEEK.
Welcome area and ticket office. Opening 1st May 2013 our new interactive medieval gallery.
A wide range of gifts and books available.
Explore the house with trails, dressing up and hands-on activities.
seasonal garden tours throughout the year. See our events list for details.
Explore and learn about the wildlife at Michelham.
Children’s playground and picnic area.
Herbs and plants used in the medieval period.
Have a go archery with the Michelham Bowmen every Saturday afternoon.
Bronze Age Roundhouse
Replica roundhouse reached via the moat walk.
Elizabethan Great Barn
Open daily and available for hire for weddings and other events.
Serving hot and cold food and drinks all day.
Working watermill open daily 1pm to 4pm.
Working forge. Blacksmith demonstrations most Sundays.
Open: Every day from 16th February 2013 to 20th December 2013.
16th February to 1st March, 11.00am-4pm
2nd March to 1st November, 10.30am-5pm
2nd November to 20th December, 11.00am – 4pm
Admission: Adult £7.50, child £4.00, concessions £6.50, family £20.00
(1 adult and 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children)
Free entry to Historic Houses Association members.
Half price entry to English Heritage members.
Groups: Groups of 15 or more receive a discounted admission price (£6.30) when booked in advance. Guided house or garden tours can also be arranged prior to your visit at a cost of £2.00 per person. We are also able to pre-book meals or refreshments in the cafe. Download a 2013 Group Booking Form here
Gift Aid: Are you able to Gift Aid your admission? If you are a UK tax payer then we can convert your admission to a donation.You pay no more and Sussex Past can recover 25% of your donation from the Government. In return, you will receive a ticket giving you 25% off the admission price, on any returning visits to Michelham Priory, valid for 1 year. The discount ticket can be used any day, including special events.
Accessibility: The gardens, ground floor of the house, cafe, barn and courtyard area are all accessible. Sensory tours available by prior arrangement, assistance dogs welcome. Access aids include loan wheelchairs, dedicated disabled toilet and ramps where necessary. See a full Access Statement hereContact: Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS. 01323 844224, email. Want to join the Michelham Team? We are currently looking for volunteers to help in our Watermill and a variety of customer service roles. Weekend and weekday slots available, and full training will be given. If you are able to help for a few hours a week at this beautiful site, then please email email@example.com