About Us

Founded in 1846, Sussex Archaeological Society is the oldest of its type in the country

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Our charitable aim is to enable people to enjoy, learn about and have access to the heritage of Sussex.

Sussex Archaeological Society is a registered charity that opens historic houses and gardens to the public, curates six fully accredited museums and undertakes and encourages research through our libraries, archive collections and small research grants.

We rely upon income from admissions, donations, grants and membership to care for 10 Listed buildings, six Scheduled Monuments and a Registered park and garden. We do not receive any any government funding. Help preserve your local heritage by becoming a Member, making a Donation, Volunteering or Visiting our sites.

We host a finds identification service and offer a variety of walks, talks and conferences on the archaeology and history of Sussex. We hold archaeological collections for the counties of East and West Sussex, including the award winning Collections Discovery Centre at Fishbourne Roman Palace in partnership with The Novium.

Sussex Archaeological Society is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee, Reg. No. 202795, Reg. Charity No. 207037, VAT  Reg. No.  692 8015 18

Sussex Past Trading Limited is a subsidiary of the Sussex Archaeological Society. Registered in England, Company No. 3355746

Registered Office: Bull House, 92 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XH