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Michelham Priory

Set on its very own island on the Cuckmere Valley, an ancient house formed from an Augustine Priory.

Upper Dicker, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility

– The gardens, ground floor of the house, cafe, barn and courtyard area are all accessible.
– Sensory tours available by prior arrangement.
– Assistance dogs are welcome across the whole property.
– Access aids include loan wheelchairs, a dedicated disabled toilet and ramps where necessary.

Dogs
We welcome dogs at Michelham Priory House & Gardens. Due to the historic nature of the site and the wildlife that calls these places home, we ask that you keep dogs on short leads at all times, there will also be some Dog Free Zones.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.
Welcome to England’s longest medieval water filled moat. This picturesque island offers a great day out for all the family.

Discover 800 years of history at Michelham: from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the dissolution of the monasteries into its later life as a country house.

Seven acres of stunning grounds include kitchen, physic and medieval herb gardens dotted about with beautiful modern sculptures. Visit the historic watermill, forge and interactive medieval gallery in the 14th century gatehouse. Play area, Trails and hands-on activities available seasonally throughout the year.

Opening Times

2022

House & Gardens: March to November, Tuesday – Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm (with seasonal variations).

House & Gardens: December to Christmas, weekends only, 11.00am-4pm (last admission 3.15pm).

 

 

Michelham Priory House & Gardens opens for 2023 on March 1st. Opening times are:

March to September – Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm
October to November – Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm
1st December to 18th December (weekends only) – 10.30am to 4pm
Closed on Mondays.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and grounds
Adult £12.50
Child/Student (5-17) £6.50
Senior £12.00
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £32
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £15.90

 

Historic House Members can access site free with member cards during normal opening times. Membership cards are not valid during special events.
There is no facility for pre-booking for members, please arrive on the day with your membership cards.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted admission price when booked in advance.

Guided house or garden tours can also be arranged prior to your visit. We are also able to pre-book meals or refreshments in the cafe. Group bookings can take place during normal opening hours or as private whole site hire.

Educational Visits

The friendly education team offer a wide range of customised activity days enabling children to discover the past using drama, hands on activities, challenges, costumes, tours, artefact handling and demonstrations in the forge and watermill.

For more information, please see our website

Phone: 01323 844224

Email: learningpriory@sussexpast.co.uk

Accessibility

– The gardens, ground floor of the house, cafe, barn and courtyard area are all accessible.
– Sensory tours available by prior arrangement.
– Assistance dogs are welcome across the whole property.
– Access aids include loan wheelchairs, a dedicated disabled toilet and ramps where necessary.

Dogs
We welcome dogs at Michelham Priory House & Gardens. Due to the historic nature of the site and the wildlife that calls these places home, we ask that you keep dogs on short leads at all times, there will also be some Dog Free Zones.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Upper Dicker, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

8 miles North West of Eastbourne off the A22/A27.

The nearest train station is at Polegate. Please be aware that there is no direct bus to the site.

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Looking to visit Michelham Priory?

The gardens of Michelham Priory are open to the public between February and November each year, with the house itself opening in mid-May. During the Christmas period, the house and gardens are open only during weekends. Further information can be found under ‘Opening Times’ above. You can pre-book a ticket to visit Michelham Priory via their website here, and of course Historic Houses members can visit for free when showing their membership card.

If you’re interested in joining Historic Houses as a member, you can find out more about membership below. Members enjoy free access to almost three hundred independently owned historic houses across the UK for free using their membership card, as well as a quarterly magazine and monthly online lectures about the houses.

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