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Enjoy an insight into Tudor and Elizabethan life at Anne of Cleves House in Lewes.

This stunning timber-framed medieval house dates back to the 15th century. It was given to Anne of Cleves at the end of her short-lived marriage to Henry VIII – although she never lived there.

Explore well-preserved interiors including a Tudor kitchen, a light and airy parlour, and a beautiful bedroom complete with four poster bed.

Take advantage of the selection of dressing up clothes to find your inner King or Queen and bring the historic surroundings to life.

Learn about Sussex life through a fascinating collection of historic domestic artefacts. Then stroll through the garden, which is inspired by a traditional Tudor planting scheme and includes herbs, shrubs and fruit trees appropriate to the Tudor period.

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Anne of Cleves House Admission Prices – 2024

Adult – £6.60
Child (aged 5 to 17) / Student – £3.90
Senior (65+) – £6.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) – £11.00
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) – £20.00
Under 5s – Free
Essential Carer – Free
Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society – Free

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Combined tickets – Admission to Anne of Cleves House Museum and Lewes Castle & Museum

If you’d like to make a day of it, why not purchase one of our combined tickets? – giving you access to both Anne of Cleves House & Museum and Lewes Castle & Museum for a discounted price.

Adult – £15.00
Child (aged 5 to 17) / Student – £8.50
Senior (65+) – £14.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) – £27.50
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) – £44.00
Under 5s – Free
Essential Carer – Free
Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society – Free

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Groups

Group visits are possible on a pre-booked basis. A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available. Please email lewesfoh@sussexpast.co.uk for further information.

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2024

April to October – Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Please note:
Sunday 19th May – Closes at 1.30pm
Saturday 1st June – Closed

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Anne of Cleves House is located in Lewes town centre in East Sussex. Lewes can be reached via the A27, A26 and A275.

Getting here – public transport

Lewes has good train and bus links. The train station is a five-minute walk from Anne of Cleves House and there is a taxi rank outside the main entrance to the station. Buses stop in the High Street, a short 10 minute walk from Anne of Cleves House and Lewes Castle & Museum.

For further help with public transport visit the Traveline website.

Getting here – by car or coach

Lewes is easily accessed from the A27, A26 and A275. Drivers using the A27 should enter the town from the eastern end of the Lewes by-pass via the Cuilfail Tunnel. Car parking and coach parking are available in the town.

Accessibility at Anne of Cleves House

The museum is presented over several levels, connected by stairs. Due to the historic nature of the site, access for those using wheelchairs is limited. Please call ahead for further information.

Gifts and shopping at Anne of Cleves House

Our gift shop offers has a small selection of books relating to the Tudor period, a range of local produce and gifts for all ages.

Cafe

Anne of Cleves House has a delightful cafe run by Patisserie Lewes, offering hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, homemade quiche, award-winning pastries and more. The cafe is open as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday8am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
SundayClosed

Booking your tickets

Advance booking is not necessary but those who wish to can book tickets ahead of their visit. Tickets booked online will be sent via email. You may visit us any time during our opening hours, last admissions 30 minutes before closure.

Group bookings

Are you looking to book for a group of 10 or more? We offer discounted rates for each of our properties. Discover more about our offer by reading our groups brochure here.

To make a group booking contact the team at Anne of Cleves House in Lewes by calling 01273 486290 or email lucymumbray@sussexpast.co.uk.

Dogs

Unfortunately due to the historic nature of this building, dogs are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs.

Address: 52 Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1JA

Phone: 01273 474610

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.”

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