Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum

Lewes Castle is one of the oldest Norman fortresses in England, with incredible panoramic views of Sussex from the top of the keep.

The Barbican House Museum houses a fine archaeological collection, including delicate prehistoric flints, fine Roman pottery, Saxon weapons and medieval gold rings. New features include interactive displays, a new medieval gallery and audio-visual show. You can also see a tapestry created by local embroiderers to mark the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes in 1264.


Art we've helped buy at Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum

Venue details

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum 169 High Street, Lewes East Sussex BN7 1YE 01273 486290 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.40)

1 Nov – 28 Feb

​Daily, 10am ​– 3.45pm

1 Mar – 31 Oct

Daily, 10am - 5.30pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Opens at 11am on Sun, Mon and Bank holidays

Closed Mon in Jan, 25-26 Dec and 1 Jan