Michelham Priory


  • Hailsham, Hailsham, BN27 3QS

  • Adult £7.30, child £3.90, concs £6.30, family £19.20

  • Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, 10.30am - 5pm, March - November

disabled access

The once Augustinian Priory is set on a moated island surrounded by seven acres of gardens. The longest water-filled medieval moat in England is home to wildlife, the grounds are planted with a mix of formal gardens and wilder, more natural areas.<br /><br />The Priory grounds feature area's of historic recreation that display medieval gardening practises, plants grown, and their usage by the Priory's original inhabitants, the Augustinian Canons.<br /><br />You are also able to see :-<br /><br />A working forge that is occasionally worked by a blacksmith demonstrating his art.<br />The Rope Museum which depicts the industrial history of the nearby town Hailsham.<br />An Elizabethan Great Barn &ndash; dating from 1597/1601.<br />An Iron Age Centre a replica Iron Age roundhouse and other replica buildings.<br />There is a Picnic Site, a Play Area, a Gift Shop and a self-service restaurant .

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