Climb to the top of Lewes Castle – a 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 – Lewes Castle & Museum only

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
Care for Disabled (if required)
Free Free
Members of the Sussex Archaeological Society Free Free

*Gift Aid your admission which includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% to support our charitable work. Thank you!

Admission Prices – combination ticket with Anne of Cleves House** – Book here

Gift Aid* Standard
Adults £14.85 £13.50
Child/Student (5-17) £8.25 £7.50
Senior (65+) £13.75 £12.50
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £44.00 £40.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £26.40 £24.00
Care for Disabled (if required)
Free Free
Members of the Sussex Archaeological Society Free Free

*Gift Aid your admission which includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% to support our charitable work. Thank you!

**While we encourage both parts of a combined ticket to be used on the same day wherever possible, they remain valid for 12 months (one visit per site per ticket).

Groups
A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available. Please email LewesFOH@SussexPast.co.uk for further information.

Lewes Castle & Museum Tickets

Lewes Castle Opening Times

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 Castle 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.

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.

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

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 adminlewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

 

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.”

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