Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum


Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE

Tel: 01273 486290

View of Lewes Castle from below

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High above the medieval streets stands Lewes Castle, begun soon after 1066 by William de Warenne as his stronghold in Sussex and added to over the next 300 years, culminating in the magnificent Barbican. Steep climbs to the top of this and the adjacent keep are rewarded with spectacular views. Next door, in Barbican House Museum, explore the archeological history of Sussex and the changing exhibitions in the upper gallery and visit the specialist history and archeological bookshop on the ground floor

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per adult
Child (5-17)/Student£5.50 per child
Essential CarerFree
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children)£17.60 per family
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children)£26.00 per family
Senior (65+)£9.00 per concession
Under 5sFree

Make a day of it with a Combined Ticket - Visit Lewes Castle and Museum and nearby Anne of Cleves House for a discounted rate.
Members of the Sussex Archaeological Society can visit free of charge.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Facilities for educational visits

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Lewes Castle is located centrally in Lewes off the High Street, a few minutes walk from the bus and railway stations. Lewes is easily accessed from the A27, A26 and A275; drivers using the A27 should enter the town from the eastern end of the Lewes by-pass via the Cuilfail Tunnel. Lewes railway station is served by regular trains from Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and London.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* February-March: Museum and gift shop - 10am-5pm (free entry after 4pm)
Last admission 30 minutes before closure.

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