We are offering a range of unique gift opportunities to make your mark on Sussex history.

A Step in Time

History lovers can choose a bespoke inscription to be engraved on a brick and set into one of the 40 remaining steps leading up to the Keep at the Norman castle, with its stunning 360-degree views of the town, the South Downs National Park and the Weald.

Whether it’s a tribute to a loved one or your feelings about the Castle, each inscription will remain in full view for visitors climbing the steps forever, giving the gift of a permanent mark on Sussex history as well as help preserve Lewes Castle and our other stunning historic sites.

Sponsoring a step with a permanent bespoke inscription costs £1,000 and comes with a year’s membership to the Society and a personalised authentication certificate signed by our Patron, historian, author and broadcaster Tom Holland.

As a celebration of our 175th Anniversary and with only 40 steps remaining the inscription available will be available over three lines of up to 16 characters (including spaces) per line.

For more information and to sponsor a step email SeanArnold@sussexpast.co.uk
or call us at Lewes Castle on 01273 486290 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, to talk to someone about creating your special gift!

Adopt a unique piece of history at Fishbourne Roman Palace

We are offering a unique opportunity to adopt “a box” from our archaeological collections or “pet tessera” from our iconic Cupid on a Dolphin mosaic , the perfect gift for the history or archaeology enthusiast.

By adopting a piece of history, you help us to continue our conservation work of our unique archaeological collections, take part in ground-breaking research to discover more about what our collections reveal about the past and care for our special sites across Sussex.

Adopt a Box – £50

You will receive a letter of thanks, certificate (please let us know what name you would like on this) and a complimentary visit voucher by post.

Adopt a Pet Tessera – £20

You will receive a letter of thanks and a photo of your tessera by email.

Call us at Fishbourne Roman Palace on 01243 785859 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, to talk to someone about creating your special gift!