Experience 360° views across the South Downs

at Lewes Castle & Museum

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May Half Term: Celts and Romans

Fun for all the family this half-term at Fishbourne Roman Palace

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See how our gardens grow

Discover the traditional cottage gardens at The Priest House

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Enjoy the great outdoors

Sit back and relax in seven acres of stunning grounds at the beautiful Michelham Priory

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The HandleBards: The Comedy of Errors

Bicycle-powered outdoor theatre for all ages this June

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Marlipins Museum now open

Explore Shoreham's dramatic past in a new D-Day exhibition

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Two heritage sites, one great day out

Make the most of your visit to Lewes with a combination ticket to the Castle and Anne of Cleves House

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Promoting Sussex History and Archaeology since 1846.

Family Days Out - School Trips - Group Visits - Research - Walks and Talks - Wedding Venues

The Sussex Archaeological Society is a registered charity which promotes, protects and provides access to the history and heritage of Sussex.

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Historic days out in Sussex

Explore 2,000 years of heritage at our range of remarkable properties. A great family day out.

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Thursday to Saturday

Marlipins Museum

Explore the maritime history of Sussex by visiting Marlipins Museum in Shoreham-by-Sea, the oldest secular building in Britain. Open 11am to 3pm, Thursday to Saturday. Free entry.  

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From our visitors

"Incredibly stunning place. You get a medieval feel and can imagine being there as a King. They have done well to keep it like this and would highly recommend"

TheoB via Tripadvisor - Lewes Castle

“A Trip Back in Time. Fascinating history of the Roman Palace. Well explained. Lots to see in the museum and the remains. Incredible detail in the layout of the Palace.”

Sue A via Tripadvisor - Fishbourne Roman Palace

“Go Visit NOW! The gardens are genuinely some of the most beautiful we’ve seen. We are going back soon.”

HorshamLass via Tripadvisor - Michelham Priory

“This was such an interesting place to come to. You could really feel the history of this place.”

Fifi582014 via Tripadvisor - The Priest House and Gardens