Friday Update: 16th October 2020

  • Michelham Priory House & Gardens:  Open four days a week, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 ‒ 16:00 with timed tickets available on arrival for entry to the house. Café offering take away service, shop open.  Dogs welcome on short leads from 13:30 each day. Watermill closed until spring 2021.
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens: Open Saturday and Sundays, 10:30 – 16:00.  Café offering takeaway service.
  • Lewes Castle & Museum: Open Saturdays only 11:00 to 16:00. Please note that some parts of the castle and museum galleries will be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • The Priest House, Marlipins Museum and Anne of Cleves House Museum: Closed until further notice.

The Sussex Archaeology Live at Home Series:  

Thanks to everyone who joined our first Sussex Archaeological Society “Live at Home” lecture online on 15th October, and to Dr Matt Pope for his fascinating insight into the ice age sites of Sussex.

The next lecture is on Thursday 29 October and we’ll be announcing details about the speaker and subject very soon via the website and our social media pages including our  @SussexArchaeologicalSociety on Facebook. The “Live at Home” series runs fortnightly until March 2021 and will offer an expert’s insight into some of Sussex’s fascinating archaeological sites. Each evening will include a 45-minute lecture, followed by an opportunity to take part in a discussion and Q&A.

All future lectures are free to Society members, so if you’re not a member (or you want to renew) why not join today and enjoy the fortnightly lecture series from the comfort of home.

Society is awarded Culture Recovery Fund:

The Society is delighted that its application to the Culture Recovery Fund has been successful. The grant of £497,500 has been awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated in order to help the Society survive until 31 March 2021.

Society Events & Workshops this October:

Details of our socially distanced small events at Michelham Priory & Fishbourne Roman Palace including Autumn wreath making workshop, foraging activities, Roman craft activities, Family Halloween day and ghost hunts are available on our Events page.

Volunteer at Fishbourne Roman Palace to restore our Water Vole habitat with Chichester’s Biodiversity Office and the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group. Volunteers must prebook through the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group.

Keeping Up to Date

Follow our social media pages and website for all the latest news and stories from the Society, including members’ updates, property news, fundraising activities, filming, and updates from our 175 campaign patron, Tom Holland.

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