23 Church Street
East Sussex
BN25 1HE




General info & hiring details



01323 894870

Future exhibitions & Events

01323 894870



01323 872976

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The Crypt is a 13th Century medieval undercroft which was used as a merchant's store house. It is the oldest secular building in Seaford.It was rediscovered 12 years ago and subsequently restored. Lewes District Council built a gallery around it and it is now open to the public as an historical building, art gallery and community arts centre.

The contrast between ancient, textured flint walls and smooth, matt white plaster provides an unusual and stimulating environment to showcase work from traditional / contemporary art exhibitions, adult and children's literary / painting / creative workshops, photography, printmaking to ceramics, sculpture, textiles and crafts as well as having wonderful acoustics in the undercroft for madrigal recitals, carol singing, poetry and jazz - the list is endless.

The Crypt is dedicated to showing a mix of art media in a unique and surprising space and is available for hire.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Archaeological site, Festivals, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Please see website for events and opening times

Admission charges


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

after eight

  • 16 May 2014 8-10pm

Eat chocolate with us - hear the history of the crypt, continue our wall poems, make a joint art picture.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children