Michelham Priory is a very beautiful historic property nestling deep in the Sussex countryside and offers much to interest visitors – history, exhibits, superbly kept gardens, art exhibitions, wildlife and a working watermill.
There is a well-stocked gift shop, playground and a newly refurbished cafe.
Also family friendly galleries to explore throughout the house. Coming soon - the Medieval Gallery in the gatehouse!
The house dates back to 1229 when the Priory was founded and was lived in by Augustinian canons until the Dissolution in 1537. After this time, the Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed and the house underwent various transformations including the addition of an extensive Tudor wing. The range of furniture and artefacts on display trace the property’s religious origins through its life as a working farm and its development as a country house.
East Sussex BN27 3QS
Perhaps the third visit, always discover something new when walking around the house, a man on a tapestry with 5 fingers and a thumb! Food excellent, could not see a chip in sight. The walk round the gardens...
Love this place. We are regular visitors. We try and go once a month. So peaceful. Lovely grounds, shop and cafe. Highly Recommended. Give it a go.
Lovely place for a day visit
The nicest way to spend 4hrs is visiting the Priory. The gardens are genuinely some of the most beautiful we’ve seen. There are lots of benches available which on such a hot day made for a perfect excuse...
Beautiful house and gardens, I could quite happily spend every day here. Great place for a family picnic or lunch in the cafe. Woodland walk across the moat and children's play area. Friendly and informative...