Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum

East Sussex, BN7 1YE

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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.

Venue information

Opening times

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

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