- Helping to preserve the heritage of Sussex
- Year-round free access to our range of remarkable historical properties
- Free tickets to our spring and winter talk series
- Two editions of the revamped 32-page Sussex Past & Present magazine
- A copy of the Sussex Archaeological Collections, our annual anthology of research and historical papers
- Free access to the Society’s specialist Library and historic book collections
- Half price entry to more than 50 English Heritage sites in the South East
Our Membership Offer
For more than 175 years, our members have been at the heart of what we do. Help us to keep growing and sharing our passion for the history and heritage of Sussex by joining today.
|Membership type||Pricing (from July 1st, 2022)|
Standard adult membership (25+)
2 people living at the same address
Student & Young Person (16-24) Member
Please supply one of the following: copy of student card; student number; formal ID with date of birth.
Family Member (A)
1 adult + up to 3 children
Family Member (B)
2 adults + up to 4 children
"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
How long before my application is processed?
We will post your welcome pack and membership card. Please allow 10 working days
If you join at the Society at any of our properties, you will be issued with a temporary membership card, valid for one month, to allow you to visit our other properties while you are awaiting your joining pack.
If you join online, your order confirmation with barcode will act as a temporary membership card while you are awaiting your joining pack.
How long does my membership last?
With the exception of Life membership, all our subscriptions run for a year from the month in which you join.
Can I buy membership as a gift?
Absolutely! If you are purchasing the membership online, it’s a good idea to email confirmation that it is a gift purchase and include any special messages.
Can I take a guest to any of the Society’s events?
Non-members are welcome at all our events (except the AGM). Ticket prices are as advertised.
When can I start using the Library at Barbican House?
The Library is open weekdays, between 10am and 4pm. All visits are by appointment only. Library volunteers will show you around on your first visit. For further information or to book an appointment, contact us on 01273 405 738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What publications do I receive as a member?
You will receive a copy of our newsletter Sussex Past and Present in April and October. A current copy is sent with your joining pack, and some back copies may be available – please ask.
Do I need to pre-book tickets to visit one of the Historic properties?
No, there is no need to pre-book. Just turn up!
How do I access the papers and details of the Society's AGM 2021?
The AGM was held in the Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall on 23 October 2021 at 10.00hrs.
Below are associated links that will enable you to access the following:
When is the 2022 AGM?
The 2022 AGM of The Sussex Archaeological Society is scheduled to take place on October 15th, 2022. Full details will be shared with members directly closer to the event.