• 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.


Our properties

Visiting our Historic Sites

Michelham Priory’s gardens, take-away cafe service and shop are now open and welcoming visitors – no need to book.
Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Michelham Priory’s House and Lewes Castle & Museum will open from 17th May (as long as the current plan remains).
All of our properties will be open as soon as it is safe to do so, so please keep an eye on the website for up-to-date plans. Click on the indiviidual properties above for more information.

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Objection to Proposed Funding Cuts in Higher Education Courses
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