Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

Type:Castle

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

Tel: 01273 486290

Lewes Castle at night

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About

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

Admission prices have been reduced to reflect some restrictions on the site. Contact Sussex Past for current prices.

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Groups

  • 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.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Open Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - 4pm. Last admission 3.15pm (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open daily during October half term.
Please contact Sussex Past to check changes to current opening times, and Covid restrictions at the site.

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