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Welcome to Sussex Past (The Sussex Archaeological Society). Founded in 1846 we are the largest county Society in the UK. In addition to opening historic properties and museums to the public, we are active in the fields of archaeological and historical research in Sussex. Not only that, you can now get MARRIED in a choice of romantic settings at three of our historic properties, with prices to suit the budget of every couple-to-be. Look at the pages for Michelham Priory, Anne of Cleves and Lewes Castle. Make your wedding truly memorable!
 The Priest House
The Priest House
Standing in the beautiful surroundings of a traditional cottage garden on the edge of Ashdown Forest, the Priest House is an early 15th century timber-framed hall-house with a dramatic roof of Horsham stone. + More

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UPCOMING EVENTS NEWS & UPDATES
The Ermine Street Guard with their horses
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Sat 7th Oct - Sun 8th Oct
Displays of weaponry and battle tactics and lots of hands-on activites for all the family

Play Day
Lewes Castle
Sun 8th Oct
Toy castles, knights and dressing up in the Castle Gun Garden to celebrate Family Learning Weekend. (inside if wet) Families - suggested ages 2-8. Included in admission

Heavy Metals
Lewes Castle
Barbican House Museum
Sat 15th Jul - Sun 8th Oct
An exhibition of metal objects from all sections of the Museum's collections

Fashion and Feathers
Anne of Cleves House
Sun 15th Oct
Design outfits and construct portraits using quills and other interesting drawing materials. Be inspired by the Tudor costumes and house and take part in the Big Draw. £4 in advance. For ages 6-12

Castle and Crayons
Lewes Castle
Tue 17th Oct
Have a go at drawing around the Castle with lots of different materials and then a story. £3 in advance. Ages 2-5

Bedtime
Anne of Cleves House
Fri 20th Oct
Stories and activities on a bedtime theme. £3.50 in advance. Ages 2-5

What do Archaeologists Do?
Lewes Castle
Tue 24th Oct
Come and learn some investigative skills and handle flint tools, pots, bones and other artefacts discovered on local sites. Lots of activities for all the family. (With East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership) Included in admission (season tickets

Knights
Lewes Castle
Wed 25th Oct
Learn how to defend a castle. Dressing up, artefact handling and a story in a real castle. £3.50 in advance. Ages 4-8.

Knights
Lewes Castle
Wed 25th Oct
Learn how to defend a castle. Dressing up, artefact handling and a story in a real castle. £3.50 in advance. Ages 4-8.

How Was It Made?
Anne of Cleves House
Thu 26th Oct
Come and have a go at crafting artefacts from the past with East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership. Look at the evidence then have a go at making flint tools, Tudor pots, wooden items on a lathe, medieval tiles and more. Drop in 11am-4pm. Incl

Holleyman Archaeology Lecture 2007 Wed 14th Mar
Holleyman Archaeology Lecture 2007Boxgrove and beyond: the early human occupation of Britain. Wednesday 14th March 2007 at 7pm

Adult Education Courses at Fishbourne Roman Palace Sat 30th Sep
Adult Education Courses at Fishbourne Roman Palacean exciting new series of adult education courses run by the University of Sussex at Fishbourne Roman Palace

Society Conference - Reformation or Resistance: Change and Tradition in Sussex Churches Sat 9th Sep
Society Conference - Reformation or Resistance: Change and Tradition in Sussex ChurchesThe Society's annual conference, open to non-members as well as members, this year focuses on religion in Sussex since the Reformation, and the changes effected by that great ecclesiastical upheaval.

Guided tours of Lewes Castle Sat 12th Aug
Guided tours of Lewes CastleGroups planning to visit Lewes Castle now have the option of pre-booking a guided tour with one of two experienced guides.

The 'New' Fishbourne opens on June 1st! Thu 1st Jun
The 'New' Fishbourne opens on June 1st!Come along and see the refurbished Fishbourne Roman Palace, including the new COLLECTIONS DISCOVERY CENTRE where you can handle actual Roman objects. OPENS JUNE 1st. (Site is open normally until then)

The Duchess visits Anne of Cleves Thu 25th May
The Duchess visits Anne of ClevesOn 25 May the Duchess of Cornwall visited Anne of Cleves House and officially opened the new garden gates

Audited Accounts for 2005 Tue 18th Apr
Audited Accounts for 2005Audited Accounts for 2005 for the Society are now available on line. Members may, however, feel that the Chair of Finance's report sent out with the April newsletter is more illuminating.

Join the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace! Sun 2nd Apr
Join the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace!Are you interested in visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace - for FREE - as often as you like? Then you should join ... The Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace!

News for Fishbourne Roman Palace Appeal is Topps! Thu 27th Oct
News for Fishbourne Roman Palace Appeal is Topps!Fishbourne Roman Palace receives a £33,700 donation towards its Million Pound Mosaic Appeal.

Marlipins Opening Ceremony - Shoreham Thu 28th Apr
Marlipins Opening Ceremony - ShorehamThe new gallery and refurbished museum at Marlipins was officially opened by Margaret Johnson, Chair of West Sussex County Council on April 28th 2005. Do take time out this summer to see this transformed museum!

 

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