Find your Good Space at The Sussex Archaeological Society

Bull House, 92 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XH,

Founded in 1846, we’re the UK’s oldest archaeological and historical society.
Our charitable aim is to provide public access to historic houses and gardens,
enabling people to enjoy and learn about Sussex’s heritage.

The Sussex Archaeological Society is a registered charity that opens historic houses and gardens to the public, curates six fully accredited museums, and undertakes and encourages research through our libraries, archive collections and grants. Our remarkable heritage sites include Fishbourne Roman Palace, Lewes Castle & Museum, Michelham Priory House & Gardens, and The Long Man of Wilmington. With their shared fascination for our county’s history and heritage, our team of volunteers helps with everything from welcoming and guiding visitors, to gardening, cataloguing our collections, providing admin support, and running our shops.

Interested in volunteering?

We currently offer the following volunteering opportunities at Sussex Past. To find out more, please click below.

Live volunteering opportunities

"Volunteering at Anne of Cleves house has been important to me for over 30 years on and off.My passions for gardening, history and the local community are brought together by being part of the Friends of Anne of Cleves' House.I became involved with the Friends in the early 1990’s helping re-develop the Tudor-inspired gardens, Later I created a Tudor tea garden that became a very popular local resource as part of the café.Volunteering at the house also restored my confidence at a very difficult time for me.I have now joined the committee and from time-to-time lead tours around the house."