The Society is delighted that Anne of Cleves House Museum’s virtual tour has been featured in the Guardian’s “Top Ten Virtual Tours of Spectacular Buildings around the World”. Our tours have enabled us to bring some of the magic of our amazing and unique historic sites across Sussex, direct to the comfort of your home whilst our sites have been closed. You can explore our medieval priory that became a home for evacuees, discover a Tudor house given by Henry VIII to one of his wives as a divorce settlement and uncover the residence of a British-Roman king.
Explore this wonderful example of a late medieval Wealden hall-house with atmospheric furnished rooms and a traditionally planted Tudor garden.
Enjoy a taste of the stunning panoramic views that you can experience from the top of this Norman castle, as well as the historic treasures of the accompanying Museum of Sussex Archaeology.
Renowned for having the country’s longest medieval water-filled moat, this Medieval Augustine Priory was seized by Henry VIII in the dissolution of the monasteries and has links to many historical characters, including Thomas Cromwell, before passing into the ownership of the Sackville family as the Earls of Dorset. It later became a family country home, before becoming a home for evacuees and a base for Canadian soldiers during World War Two.
Discovered in the 1960s, it was soon realised that this was no ordinary Roman villa, but was a Roman palace with formal gardens, the only one of its kind in Britain. The Palace has been excavated and the North Wing of the Palace is on display with its mosaics and a museum housing the collections found on the site. It is believed to be the home of King Togidubnus, a Roman client king in Chichester, although this has never been proven.