Membership pricing

Membership type Pricing (from July 1st, 2023)
Standard Member

Standard adult membership (25+)

Joint Member

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

Lifetime Member

1 adult


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.”

Fifi582014 via Tripadvisor - The Priest House and Gardens

Membership FAQs

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


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!

When is the Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM)?

Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society are invited to join the Society’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 2nd December at 10.30am.

Members are able to join in person at Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QS or online via Zoom.

Arrival in person is from 10am for a 10.30am start.

Please email to confirm attendance or send apologies in advance.


Annual General Meeting 2023 - how do I access information and papers for the meeting?

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of The Sussex Archaeological Society (registered charity no. 207037) will be held on Saturday 2nd December at 10:30 am at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 3QS.

All members of the Society are eligible to attend and vote on appropriate items. Please email to confirm your attendance either online, in person or to send your apologies.

Below are the documents for the meeting (click on the link to access them):

Further papers, including the accounts, will be uploaded week commencing 27th November 2023.

Members who have questions relating to the documents above are requested to submit these in advance of the meeting via email to by 12 noon on Thursday 30th November. This will allow for the provision of full and thorough responses.

Annual General Meeting 2023 - how do I join the meeting virtually?

The 2023 AGM will be a hybrid event, allowing members who cannot attend Michelham Priory in person to observe proceedings via a video link.

To access the meeting – which will take place from 10.30am on Saturday 2nd December – click on the below Zoom link.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 839 4607 6808
Passcode: 166462

If you haven’t used Zoom before, we recommend taking a look at this step-by-step guide ahead of the event.