Easter at Lewes Castle with Knights and Dragons

Visit Lewes Castle & Museum this Easter for a medieval encounter with Knights and Dragons.

From flying Birds of Prey to knights sharpening swords, the grounds of the 11th Century castle will feature examples of medieval life this Easter.

Discover more about life 1,000-years-ago by engaging with our reenactors. Or simply climb the steps up to the top of The Keep tower for 360 degree views of the surrounding town and countryside.

The following days will have featured events in the Gun Garden:

– Monday April 3rd – Norman knights living history encampment

– Tuesday April 4th – Birds of Prey demonstrations

  • – Thursday April 6th – Discover life as a Saxon in Britain, before the Normans came

– Monday April 10th (Easter Monday) – Norman knights living history encampment

  • Every day will also include a Dragon Egg hunt for Easter (£2 per trail, running from Good Friday to Easter Monday) plus dressing up, colouring in and museum trails.

All activities are included in general admission. Adults are £10 and children aged 5 to 17 are £5.50. Family tickets start from £17.60

Dan Cook, Property Manager at Lewes Castle & Museum, said: “Lewes Castle is one of the oldest Norman fortresses in the country, being built by followers of William the Conqueror shortly after the Battle of Hastings.

“Knights have been synonymous with the Castle ever since. Our Easter activities will highlight what medieval life could have looked like for those living on this site hundreds of years ago. From Birds of Prey to fighting knights, there should be plenty to interest people of all ages.”

Learning at Lewes Castle

Visiting Lewes Castle this Easter

Lewes Castle & Museum in Sussex is a great place for families to visit this Easter holiday.

The castle is owned by The Sussex Archaeological Society (also known as Sussex Past), a registered charity which promotes, protects and provides access to the heritage of Sussex.

Visitors can climb the dozens of steps to the top of The Keep. Then they can experience stunning 360-degree views of the town and surrounding countryside.

Admission includes entrance to the castle and the adjoining Museum of Sussex Archaeology. The museum displays artefacts on the history of the county dating back thousands of years.

Knights & Dragons – what’s on?

The castle is open every day from 10am to 5pm during the Easter weekend and school holidays.

The Birds of Prey demonstration with Hawking About will take place on Tuesday 4th April.

Norman Knight reenactors from Raven Tor living history group will be on site on Monday April 3rd, Wednesday April 5th and Monday April 10th (Easter Monday).

A group of Saxon reenactors will be on site on Thursday April 6th demonstrating weaponry and fighting tactics from the 11th Century.

Tickets can be booked online in advance of visiting or on arrival.

Entry to Lewes Castle is free for members of The Sussex Archaeological Society.

Knights and Dragons at Lewes Castle

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