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Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Truly a Gem Among Gems

Having spent an hour or so being at Charleston House we went this place it is owned by Sussex... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Tavistock, United Kingdom
history at it's best

A great day out . Have a look before you go to see whats on or just go to wonder around take in... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Jax D
Bletchley, United Kingdom
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Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th Century. Inside the house you can discover the history of the site from Medieval times right up to its use during WW2. Hands on activities, trails and dressing up keep the children amused!Outside we have extensive gardens, moat, working watermill, forge, Elizabethan barn, playground, and replica Bronze age roundhouse.At the weekends you can have a go at archery with the Bowmen, and recently opened in 2013 is the interactive Medieval gallery in the gatehouse.Many special events run throughout the season, please check the website for details.Michelham Priory has ample parking, shop, cafe and picnic area.
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Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Having spent an hour or so being at Charleston House we went this place it is owned by Sussex Archaeological Society and it is gem of a place, the grounds are amazing and the setting is truly beautiful. It has a nice tea room that...More

Thank Badgersbum
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A great day out . Have a look before you go to see whats on or just go to wonder around take in it's beauty on site coffee shop gift shop and blacksmith to .A LOVELY PLACE enjoy ..

1  Thank Jax D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Visited for the medieval weekend -- lots to see, very informative, wonderful to see battle re-enactments and talk with medieval characters about their lives and history of the time. Michelham is a very interesting building, lots of history with old staircases, rooms with interesting displays...More

Thank gloria p
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited for the first time over the medieval weekend and despite the odd shower we had a really enjoyable time. Everyone we met was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The house was atmospheric and well presented. The café was popular and the food was good with...More

1  Thank tjsussex
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had an afternoon excursion to Michelham Priory from Eastbourne on Shearing’s ‘Historic Houses of Sussex and Kent’. It wasn't far to travel and we found the place delightful. We enjoyed a pot of tea and a scone in the café and then proceeded to...More

1  Thank drjohn030151
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Have been visiting for several years and love the place, but recently the cafe menu has changed and seems to be trying too hard to be different - it is now no longer possible to have their lovely cheddar and chutney brown sandwich- such a...More

1  Thank restlessSEEngland76
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a really interesting day and I would recommend it. The food in the cafe however was poor, low quality ingredients but high prices and bizarre combinations.

Thank Libby300362
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have visited a few times,the moat and grounds are beautiful and lovely to stroll around.The house is interesting but very empty of items,needs more furniture. The herb and spice display in the kitchen was great as there was a lady volunteer who talked us...More

Thank Countrymouse2013
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I visited the priory on Sunday 13th August 2017. we both found the priory vaccinating as we both love historical places. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful and is a very good place to bring your family. The priory was well...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Had a half day at the priory. Great to step back in time. I may have found some family from a long time ago. Will have to research them. Wonderful house the grounds are well kept and the moat is the longest full watered moat...More

Thank Allen C
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28 July 2016|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
About £9.00 but there are discounts for families - Chekc the web site
Paula D
23 September 2015|
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Response from SussexPast | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Michelham Priory is currently open 10.30am to 5pm. November and until 20th December we open 11am to 4pm. The site then closes for a short period and reopens on 15th February. 2015 Admission... More