• England’s longest water filled moat surrounds this stunning historic house and gardens.

  • See the Castle’s Barbican and climb the tower for spectacular views from this 1000 year old Norman Castle.

  • Find out about life in the past with hands-on crafts, story boxes, dressing up and discovery trails for all the family.

  • Explore the Tudor and Elizabethan way of life through this majestic house, museum and garden.

  • From handling artefacts to digging for treasure. Make your own archaeological discoveries and bring history to life!

  • The only one of its kind open to the public in the Weald. Inside hosts a wonderful collection of Victorian curiosities.

  • See this fine chequerboard example of Norman stonework and  uncover Shoreham’s maritime and local history.

  • Explore this famous Roman home, garden and archaeological site with the largest collection of early mosaic floors in Britain.

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Visiting our Historic Sites

Michelham Priory House & Gardens is open four days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens is open Saturdays and Sundays, and October Half Term (26 to 30 October) 10.30am to 4pm.

Lewes Castle and Museum is open Saturdays only (see Lewes Castle page for details of half term opening), 11am to 4pm.

Anne of Cleves House Museum, The Priest House and Marlipins Museum will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Click on the individual site’s page for more details and our Covid- 19 guidelines when planning your visit.

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Friday Update: 23rd October 2020
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Friday Update: 16th October 2020
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As the colder months approach and with our lecture programme unable to happen this year,...read more
Friday Update: 9th October
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Statement on Staff Consultation & Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
As a registered charity, The Sussex Archaeological Society has been dramatically impacted by the social...read more