Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle & Museum

Lewes Castle and Museum of Sussex Archaeology will be open to visitors during October half term as follows:

Saturday 24th
Monday 26th
Wednesday 28th
Thursday 29th
Friday 30th
Saturday 31st

Opening hours 11.00am to 4.00pm. Last admission at 3.15pm. No prebooking is required

Opening times beyond October will be added to this page when they have been confirmed.


Entry is via the museum entrance in Lewes High Street and a one-way system is in place to allow for social distancing. The museum is open with the exception of the Town Model room. The Castle grounds are open while the South Tower and Barbican Tower remain closed. Admission prices have been adjusted accordingly.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to make the site as safe as possible and hold the industry ‘Good to Go’ standard. Please follow our Covid- 19 guidelines when visiting.

As a charity we receive no core government funding and rely solely on the generosity of our members and the public. If you would like to support us you can make a donation here.

Climb to the top for stunning panoramic views where you can also see Brack Mount – unusually, Lewes Castle has not one but two castle mounds.

The Museum of Sussex Archaeology next door at Barbican House has local collections from the prehistoric period to the present. A mini-cinema tells the story of Lewes and our bookshop sells new and second-hand books, on the history and archaeology of Lewes, Sussex and the South Downs.

Plan your visit.

Download a Lewes Leaflet 2020 here.

Contact adminlewes@sussexpast.co.uk

We only allow assistance dogs into the museum and gardens.

Why not download our Lewes Castle audio guide?

iOS via the App Store

Android via Google Play

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Find out more on our Volunteer page.

Contact: Lewes Castle & Museum, 169, High Street, Lewes, BN7 1YE. Tel: 01273 486290, email.




West Tower


South Tower


Brack Mount


Sentry Walk


Norman Gatehouse






Barbican House