Welcome to our new website

Online shop and Members Area coming soon… Although our historic sites have been closed during lockdown, the Society has been as busy as ever. One of our behind-the-scenes projects has been to update our website. We think you’ll agree that the previous version was starting to show its age and wasn’t an accurate reflection of the … Continued

The Sussex Archaeological Collections Go Digital!

Volumes 1-136 of the Sussex Archaeological Collections (SAC) are now available to view on the Archaeology Data Services (ADS) . Thanks to the work of an incredible team of Digital Volunteers and the Archaeology Data Services (ADS), this now gives you the opportunity to read more about the origins of the Society in volume 1. … Continued

Celebrating 175 years of the Society

“The first meeting which defined the objects and established and the rules of the Society, took place on the June 18th, 1846, at the suggestion of a few gentleman in the town and neighbourhood of Lewes, who observing the interest excited by some recent antiquarian discoveries, were anxious to promote a readier acquaintance among persons … Continued

Library Research Service Resumes at Barbican House, Lewes

As we all know, the Society’s library has sadly been closed since last March, with just a curtailed email enquiry service managed stoically by one of our volunteers from home. We are now getting ready for a gradual resumption of library services, taking care to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines for staff, volunteers and eventually visitors … Continued