Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public, or charge for admission.
The Friends of Lewes has played a key part in ensuring the success of the Heritage Open Days event, taking on the lead role from 2011 onward.
In 2018, eighteen historic Lewes buildings and outdoor sites were featured, several providing guided tours. Some of these venues are highlighted on our Lewes Buildings of Note page. In addition there were four guided heritage walks around the town.
We publish leaflets describing the venues, available from the Lewes Tourist Information Centre, the Town Hall, Lewes Library, and other outlets. You can also search for events under ‘Lewes’ on the National Heritage Open Days website.
The 2019 Lewes Heritage Open Days will be on 12-15 September 2019
Examples of buildings in Lewes Heritage Open Days 2016, image from 2016 Lewes HOD leaflet