Lewes Heritage Open Days, 6-9 September 2018

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public, or charge for admission.

Eighteen historic Lewes buildings and tours will be accessible over this long weekend. Some are not normally open to the public, and for others, their usual entry charge has been waived for this event.

There are a range of guided tours, and for some, advance booking is essential – see below. An opportunity not to be missed.

Lewes Heritage Open Days 2018 leaflet

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How to book for Heritage Open Days in Lewes, 2018

For some properties you can just turn up between the times stated on our leaflet or the National Heritage Open Days website, though you may have to wait, or come back later, at busy times. But for some properties you must book in advance. See the information below for the venues you are interested in.

Booking for all bookable events opens on 16 July 2018

Lewes Prison: Pre-booking is essential – email leweshod@gmail.com  by 1 September. Please give the names of both people wanting to come on the tour (maximum two people per booking, no under 18s). There will be a security check on arrival, and no bags, cameras or phones are allowed on the tour (small items can be stored before the tour starts). You are requested to dress respectfully. This tour is now fully booked (30.7.18)

Sussex Police Headquarters: Pre-booking is essential – email heritage@sussex.pnn.police.uk, giving your home address. Book by 30 August.

Lewes Town Hall: Phone 01273 471469, or email mayors.sec@lewes-tc.gov.uk You can also call in at the Town Hall to make a booking. Book by 4 September.

Barbican House Library: Phone 01273 405738 or email library@sussexpast.co.uk. Book by 5 September.

All other bookable venues: Please book on the Eventbrite website, by clicking on the direct link below for the event you want. Booking is free, but you will need to register with your email address and a password if you have not used Eventbrite before – you will be prompted to do this when you make your first booking.

Please book by 3 September 2018. Spare places may be available on the day, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Bull House: Eventbrite 47308497991

Trinity House: Eventbrite 47309507009

Lewes Women walk: Eventbrite 47310213121

Battle of Lewes walk: Eventbrite 47310420742

Priory Trail: Eventbrite 47307983452

You will receive an automated email from Eventbrite confirming your booking. You do not need to print this out to attend the event. 

Changing your booking

If you find you cannot come on a visit or tour you have booked by email, please let us know using the same email address that you booked with.

To change or cancel an Eventbrite booking, log on to the Eventbrite website, and select ‘Manage my booking’.

If you are having any difficulty using Eventbrite, please contact leweshod@gmail.com