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Sussex Archaeological Society


Sussex Archaeological Society began in 1846 and is the oldest Archaeological Society in England.

We are a registered charity whose charitable aims are to enable people to enjoy, learn about and have access to the heritage of Sussex. We do this by opening six historic sites in Sussex to visitors old and young, providing research facilities in our library, running excavations, providing a finds identification service and offering a variety of walks, talks and conferences on the archaeology and history of Sussex.

We do not receive any any government funding. Trading as Sussex Past, we rely upon income from admissions, donations, grants and membership to enable us to look after the buildings and sites in our care.

Our sites open to the public are:

Anne of Cleves House
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Lewes Castle
Marlipins Museum
Michelham Priory
The Priest House