Anne of Cleves House
52 Southover High Street
Henry VIII granted this beautiful timber-framed house to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, as part of her divorce settlement. Let your imagination take you back to the 16th century as you wander through the kitchen or gaze at the rafters in the high roof of the hall. Round off your visit with a stroll in the delightful garden to appreciate the scent of roses and herbs.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Open daily, 1st March - 30th October; Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, Mon & Bank Hols, 11am - 5pm.
Closed: 24th-26th December
Adult £4.70 Child (5-15) £2.40, Senior Citizen £3.90 Student £4.10, Disabled £2.30, Family (2+2) £12.40, 1 adult and up to four children £12.40
- English Heritage
The Lewes Gallery tells the story of Lewes from the fifteenth century to modern times, the role of local resident Tom Paine, Lewes bonfire night traditions and the story of the Snowdrop Inn. Another gallery illustrates the important Wealden iron industry.
Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Music, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Social History, Trade and Commerce
Key artists and exhibits
- Tom Paine
- Lewes bonfire
- Bonfire night
- the fifth
- Wealden Iron
- Snowdrop Inn
Tudor Tailor at Anne of Cleves House Lewes on 29 May
Wed 29th May, Anne of Cleves House, drop in 1-4pm
Have a go at spinning and sewing. Find out about Tudor costumes.
- Especially for children
- Family friendly
Activities free with admission - see sussex past website
Services for schools at Anne of Cleves House
Anne of Cleves House is a timber-framed house dating from the 15th century. There is also a local history museum and herb garden on the site.
The education team offers activities that include artefact handling, drama, craft and storytelling to support Foundation Stage, KS1, 2 and 3 curricula.
We teach in groups of approximately 15 up to a maximum of 45. Each session is usually 1 hour but the timetable is flexible. We are happy to tailor make sessions to fit your topic or age group.
How to obtain
For further information please contact the education officer on 01273 405 734 or firstname.lastname@example.org Or see our website www.sussexpast.co.uk
Living in a Tudor House
This session takes place in the bedroom. The group explores the building materials including a hands on activity fitting wooden joints together. The session then looks at the furniture and children are given the opportunity to make a drawing to take away with quills.
This activity can be adapted for KS1 to include a story based on the Princess and the Pea text.
How to obtain
We teach in groups of approximately 15 students up to a maximum of 45. Each session is usually one hour although the timetable is flexible. We are happy to tailor make sessions to fit your topic or age-group. Please contact the Education Officer on 01273 405734 or email@example.com to discuss or book a visit.