Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory
Near Hailsham, East Sussex

Average time spent – 2-3 hours.

Things to do at Michelham Priory review

Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker, near Hailsham in East Sussex, is a beautiful wedding venue. But it’s not just somewhere you can get married it’s also a family-friendly place to visit.

The priory is the site of a former Augustine Priory. There are sections today still standing from the 13th century and the 16th century. There are seven acres of grounds and gardens to explore which are surrounded by a moat. This is the largest medieval water-filled moat in the UK.

The house is run by the Sussex Archaeological society. They are a charity so any money you spend on your tickets goes back to the upkeep of the site. The Grade 1 listed building became a country house in the 1930s and was home to evacuees and Canadian troops during WWII. Inside the house, you can see a WWII evacuee bedroom, a Tudor kitchen, Prior’s room, undercroft and an interactive Victorian kitchen.

Other things to do include the grounds with a kitchen garden and a medieval herb garden. A historic watermill and forge. Plus an interactive medieval gallery in the 14th-century gatehouse. There is a replica Bronze Age roundhouse and an outdoor children’s play area. There are often family-friendly trails and events plus dressing up and activities in the house.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Michelham Priory

Address: Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QS, East Sussex, England. Phone: 01323 844224

Category – Historic property – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You can picnic in the gardens.

What are the main things to do?

Historic priory with a country house you can look around, moated gardens, play area, interactive and hands-on activities. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard ticket costs £10.80, children 5-17 are £5.20. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is a free on-site car park.

When are they open?

Michelham Priory is open for most of the year with some mid-week closures over winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

The gardens, ground floor of the house, cafe and Elizabethan barn are accessible to wheelchairs. There is a dedicated disabled toilet. No other information has been provided.

Michelham Priory
Michelham Priory
Michelham Priory
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