Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House Museum

 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – Anne of Cleves House, Gardens & Cafe Closed
The Sussex Archaeological Society has taken the very difficult decision to close Anne of Cleves House, Gardens and Cafe completely and cancel any forthcoming events, until further notice.
As a charity we receive no core Government funding and rely solely on the generosity of our members and the public. If you wish to support us during this time, please see the section on our website about how to make a donation.
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At Anne of Cleves House Museum you can explore how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked and relaxed at home. This beautiful medieval house played a part in the story of one of England’s most famous kings, Henry VIII and his divorce settlement with his fourth wife Anne of Cleves.  Highlights include authentically furnished rooms and a traditional Tudor planted garden which uses traditional plants and planting schemes.

Our café and Tudor tea garden has a separate access to the museum which allows non-museum visitors to come and enjoy a drink in the setting of this beautiful Tudor home. For more details click on Anne of Cleves Cafe & Tudor Tea Garden on left hand menu.

From Thursday 12 March 2020 the Lewes Gallery and the Wealden Iron Gallery will be closed for improvement. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Download a Lewes Leaflet 2020 here.

Visiting Us:

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Our sites are open to all, but anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult, unless agreed in advance with our staff.

We regret that we only allow assistance dogs into the house and gardens.

Contact: Anne of Cleves House, 52, Southover High St, Lewes, BN7 1JA.Tel: 01273 474610, Email.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Find out more on our Volunteers page.