Image of Lewes Castle, grey bricks make the castle, this picture is taken of outside the building.

Lewes Castle & Museum


Visit Lewes Castle and the adjoining Museum of Sussex Archaeology to view artefacts from prehistoric to medieval Sussex, plus temporary exhibitions that showcase treasures from our collections.

Discover the story of Lewes through a delightful model of the town and short film, and look out for talks and workshops throughout the year.

Admission Prices 

Child/Student (5-17)£5.50
Senior (65+)£9.00
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children)£26.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children)£17.60
Under 5's Free
Essential CarerFree
Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society Free

Lewes Castle Opening Times

March to October – 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

November to February – Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

Museum gift shop - Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm all year round

Last Admission 30 minutes before closure

The site will close at 1 pm on 24th December (Christmas Eve) and is closed on 26th December (Boxing Day).


Access to the museum: there is a small flight of steps down to the ground floor galleries and another, larger, flight up to those on the first floor. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no lift.

The historic nature of the castle site means access is limited to ground level for anyone who has difficulty walking. There is an accessible pavilion in the Gun Garden with panels depicting the panorama visible from the top of the keep.

Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Large Print Leaflets / Guides / Menus

Large print information is available at the reception desk and in the galleries.
Some interpretation panels are in braille.

Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

Offers & Events


169 High St,
Lewes, BN7 1YE

This page was last updated on 13 Nov 2023