- Helping to preserve the heritage of Sussex
- Unlimited visits to our six beautiful historic sites and museums
- Access to our specialist library and historic book collection in Lewes
- Subscriptions to the annual Sussex Archaeological Collections, plus Sussex Past & Present, our member magazine, filled with articles on local history and archaeology
Become a Member
Coming Soon: Our Exclusive Members Area. Our membership pricing can be viewed below.
Standard adult membership (18+)
2 people living at the same address
Please supply a copy of your student card or your student no
Family Member (A)
1 adult + children
Family Member (B)
2 adults + children
Standard to joint
Upgrade an existing standard membership to include another adult
Upgrade Joint to family
Upgrade an existing Joint membership (2 people living at the same address) to a Family Membership (2 adults and 1 child)
"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 email@example.com
What publications do I receive as a member?
You will receive a copy of our newsletter Sussex Past and Present in April, August and December. 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: