Michelham Priory

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Discover 800 years of history at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, set on a picturesque moated island. Founded by Augustinian canons in 1229, the house is steeped in Sussex history, including the effects of the dissolution of the monasteries, and the pivotal role the house played during World War Two. Explore rooms filled with period furniture and artifacts, and enjoy hands-on activities for children. Stroll through seven acres of beautiful grounds, featuring the Elizabethan Great Barn, children’s playground, a medieval gatehouse, and charming herb gardens.

Guide Prices

Admission Prices:
Adult: £13.00
Child (aged 5 to 17) / Student: £6.50
Senior (65+): £12.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children): £22.00
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children): £32.00
Under 5s: Free
Essential Carer: Free
Member of The Sussex Archaeological Society: Free


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Picnic site


  • Facilities for educational visits

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Eight miles north west of Eastbourne off A22 and A27, two miles West of Hailsham.

Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Type:Historic House

Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham, EAST SUSSEX, BN27 3QS

Tel: 01323 844224


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Opening Times

* March - May
Thursday to Sunday,10:00am to 4:00pm

June - October
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

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