Visit Lewes Castle, a Norman Castle built after the Battle of Hastings by supporters of William the Conqueror.

Climb the steps to the top of The Keep for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. As you ascend, explore the history of this 950-year-old fortress and how it played a key role in the development of the town.

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?

Address: 169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE

Phone: 01273 486290

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Lewes Castle & Museum Admission Prices – from November 1st, 2023

Adults £10.00
Child (aged 5 to 17) / Student
Senior (65+) £9.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £17.60
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £26.00
Under 5s Free
Essential Carer
Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society Free

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Combined tickets – Admission to  Lewes Castle & Museum and Anne of Cleves House 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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Gift Aid logo Gift Aid the cost of admission to our sites and receive free entry for 12 months.

Select “Add Gift Aid” at checkout or speak to our Front of House teams on arrival. For full details, click here to visit our Gift Aid page.


A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available. Please email lucymumbray@sussexpast.co.uk for further information.

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Opening Times

April – October
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

(Closed on Mondays except for school holidays and bank holidays)

Please note, Lewes Castle is closed on Wednesday 10th July.


Last admission to castle and museum 30 minutes before closure.

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Lewes Castle & Museum is located in the High Street of the county town of East Sussex.

Getting here – public transport

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 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.


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.

Access to 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.

Gifts and shopping

We have a fantastic selection of local produce and gifts for people of all ages available in our museum shop. Browse away as you purchase your ticket from the front desk or just before you head home after your visit

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. Any additional purchases made, for example, guidebooks, will be available to collect upon arrival at Lewes Castle & Museum. You may visit us any time during our opening hours, last admission is 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 Lewes Castle directly on 01273 486290 or email lucymumbray@sussexpast.co.uk.


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

Special events

Visit our What’s On page to find out more about upcoming events.

Address: 169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE

Phone: 01273 486290

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Throughout the year, Lewes Castle holds a fantastic range of events, from children’s school holiday fun, outdoor cinema and theatre, historical events and lots more.

What’s On

Outdoor Theatre: The HandleBards – The Comedy of Errors
12th June

Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing
13th & 14th July

Outdoor Theatre: Peter Pan
18th August

Outdoor Cinema: Bob Marley – One Love
24th August

Outdoor Cinema: The Color Purple
20th September

Click the links above to find out more, or visit our What’s On page to see events across Sussex.

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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