Climb to the top of this Norman Castle – built after the Battle of Hastings by supporters of William the Conqueror – for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.

Visit the adjoining Museum of Sussex Archaeology to view artefacts from prehistoric to medieval Sussex, plus temporary exhibitions that showcase treasures from our collections.

Discover the story of Lewes through a delightful model of the town and short film, and look out for talks and workshops throughout the year.

Don’t forget to bring your picnic to enjoy in the lovely gardens. Why not see if you can spot a very special cannon in the grounds?


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Admission Prices 

Gift Aid* Standard
Adults £9.90 £9.00
Child/Student (5-17) £5.50 £5.00
Senior (65+) £9.35 £8.50
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £26.40 £24.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £17.60 £16.00

Carer for Disabled (if required) Free
Free Admission for members of The Sussex Archaeological Society

*Gift Aid your admission which includes a voluntary donation of at least 10%. Thank you!

Lewes Castle & Museum Tickets

Opening Hours – from 17th May 2021

March to October           10.00am to 5.30pm
November to February   10.00am to 4.00pm

Last Admission 30 minutes before closure
Gift and Bookshop open until closure

Lewes Castle & Museum Tickets

Lewes has good train and bus links. The train station is a five minute walk from the castle and there is a taxi rank outside the main entrance to the station.

Buses stop in the High Street, close to the castle.

For further help with public transport visit Traveline. Car parking and coach parking are available in the town.

Accessibility. The historic nature of the castle site means access is limited to ground level for anyone who has difficulty walking. There is an accessible pavilion in the Gun Garden with panels depicting the panorama visible from the top of the keep. Assistance dogs are welcome and some interpretation panels are in braille. The museum: there is a small flight of steps down to the ground floor galleries and another, larger, flight up to those on the first floor. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no lift. Large print information is available at the reception desk and in the galleries.

Address: 169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE

Phone: 01273 486290

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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.”

Fifi582014 via Tripadvisor - The Priest House and Gardens