Heritage Open Days

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 recent years, around 18 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.

Details of the 2022 Lewes Heritage Open Days, 9-11 September 2022


Heritage Open Days leaflet, detail

Examples of buildings in Lewes Heritage Open Days 2016, image from 2016 Lewes HOD leaflet


September 2021 Lewes Heritage Open Days

September 2020 Lewes Heritage Open Days

September 2019 Lewes Heritage Open Days

September 2018 Lewes Heritage Open Days

September 2017 Lewes Heritage Open Days