Artwave: Lewes Castle Illuminations

See Lewes Castle in a new light as two site specific installations illuminate this Lewes landmark for Artwave 2020 (5th-20th September). Enjoy Tim Minter’s bright sequenced LED patterns on the South Tower and Bleepshapes’ projection across the Barbican, as we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on August 28, 2020

Friday update: 29th August 2020

Michelham Priory:  Open 10:30 ‒ 17:00 seven days a week with timed tickets available on arrival for entry to the house. Café offering take away service, shop open.  Dogs welcome on short leads from 13:30 each day. Watermill closed until … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on August 28, 2020

Author Tom Holland digs out our treasures

Our Celebrating 175 patron, best-selling author and broadcaster Tom Holland, is on a fundraising tour of our historic sites this weekend (August 7-9). On Friday he visited Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves House, Barbican House Museum, and our Lewes HQ, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on August 8, 2020

Trustee Recruitment

Some of the Society’s trustees come to the end of their tenure this summer. We are now looking to recruit new trustees with extensive experience of governing or leading organisations through significant organisational change. We particularly need skills in certain … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on July 31, 2020

Covid-19 update, 31st July 2020

Current property reopening status: Marlipins Museum, The Priest House, and Anne of Cleves House remain closed until further notice. Due to social distancing and one-way visitor flow requirements, these three properties are too small to open safely at this time. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on July 31, 2020

Covid-19 update, 24th July 2020

Current property reopening status: Marlipins Museum, The Priest House, Barbican House Museum, and Anne of Cleves House are closed until further notice. Fishbourne Roman Palace and Lewes Castle are currently closed but we are hoping for occasional opening from mid-August. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on July 24, 2020

Covid-19: latest update

Friday July 17th As we all know, it has been an extremely challenging four months for everyone. Firstly, we would like to apologise to our members and supporters for our lack of communication over the past months; we totally understand … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on July 17, 2020

‘Anglo-Saxons’ back Celebrating 175 Years campaign

A huge thank you to members of Herigeas Hundas, an Anglo-Saxon re-enactment group, whose sponsored walk has raised more than £500 for our Celebrating 175 Years campaign. Dressed in authentic Anglo-Saxon clothing, including footwear, they climbed up and down Kingley … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorised on July 7, 2020