Friday update: 4th September 2020

  • Michelham Priory House & Gardens:  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 Roman Palace & Gardens: Open four days a week, from Saturday to Tuesday 10:30 – 16:00.  Café offering takeaway service.
  • Lewes Castle & Museum: Open three days a week, from Friday to Sunday 11:00 to 16:00 throughout September. 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.
Soceity’s AGM
The AGM will be held online on the 12th September.
Members: please click on AGM in the members’ tab across the top of the website for full details and papers relating to the meeting.  Thank you to all those who have applied to become a trustee and members please remember to vote as your voice counts towards the future of the Society.


Society Events
This September a couple of our properties will be running events. Michelham Priory will be hosting their Medieval Weekend on 12th and 13th September with Living history camps, displays, archery and medieval traders.

Fishbourne Roman Palace’s Batty Bonanza on 5th September is a bookable evening walk and talk on the Palace’s Bats. On 23rd September join Greg Campbell as he reveal the “Secrets of the Shells” found at Fishbourne.

Media Coverage

This week the BBC’s Antique Road Trip filmed the Society’s President, Professor Martin Bell on location about the mysterious history of the Longman of Wilmington.

The Telegraph sent a photographer to Michelham Priory to do a story on the medieval moat following MP Nus Ghani’s visit to the Priory and her support on the moats conservation. Dates on the release of both pieces are still be confirmed.

Don’t miss out! Keep an eye on our social media pages for all the latest news and stories from the Society, including our latest fundraising activities, filming, property news and updates from our 175 campaign patron, Tom Holland.

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