Friday update: 29th August 2020

  • Michelham Priory:  Open 10:30 ‒ 17:00 seven days a week 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: Open weekends, Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00 – 16:00.  Café offering takeaway service.
  • Lewes Castle: Open for Bank Holiday Monday 11:00 – 16:00. Please note that some parts of the castle and museum galleries will be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. For further information on opening days please check
  • The Priest House, Marlipins Museum, and  Anne of Cleves House: Closed until further notice.
Support from Westminster
Recent visits by MPs Nus Ghani and Nigel Huddleston have helped raise the profile of the Society nationally and the issues it faces. The Society’s CEO has been in contact with a number of departments in Westminster and is continuing to campaign for support both with Covid-19 recovery as well as practical issues such as the moat at Michelham Priory.


Lewes Artwave
The Society is thrilled to be partnering with Artwave in Lewes this September. As part of the art festival, the castle tower will become the canvas for a light projection installation each evening. Full details of this exciting partnership will be on the website soon, along with details of other art and sculpture displays across our other sites.


AGM and new Trustees
The AGM will be held online on the 12th September.
Members: please login to the members section of the website for full details and papers relating to the meeting.  Thank you to all those who have applied to become a trustee this year.  We have been delighted with the large number of applications and the interest in the Society. Details of those going forward to a members’ vote are also on the members pages.


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