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Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QS, UK

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About Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory is a family-friendly museum with hands-on activities for children. Explore Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house. Explore eight hundred years of history in the house and gatehouse with hands-on activities and displays of furniture and artefacts. Rooms include an interactive Victorian kitchen, our WWII evacue



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Cuckoo Trail3.35km from Michelham Priory

The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East. The trail takes you through woodland, open grassland, and pasture. Along the way you can spot green woodpeckers, orchids, seasonal wildflowers, oak sculptures and carved wooden seats. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time with your family.

Farley Farmhouse4.21km from Michelham Priory

Farleys House near Chiddingly, East Sussex, has been converted into a museum and archive featuring the lives and work of its former residents, the photographer Lee Miller and the Surrealist artist Roland Penrose. It also houses a collection of contemporary art by their friends Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Joan Miró.

Drusillas Park5.58km from Michelham Priory

Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. There are many hands-on activities, an adventure play area separated for different age groups, an indoor soft play centre, and the Safari Express train ride that runs daily.

Long Man of Wilmington6.11km from Michelham Priory

The Long Man is Europe’s largest portrayal of the human form, dating back to at least 1710 when the surveyor John Rowley illustrated the figure.  The Long Man is 235 feet tall, holds two "staves", and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below.

Charleston Trust7.2km from Michelham Priory

Charleston, in East Sussex, is a property associated with the Bloomsbury group, that is open to the public. It was the country home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and is an example of their decorative style within a domestic context, representing the fruition of more than sixty years of artistic creativity.

Alfriston Clergy House7.37km from Michelham Priory

This 14th-century timber-framed house was famously the very first historic property purchased by the National Trust, in 1896. It is what we call a Wealden type of building, that is, with a projecting hall, flush with the first floor wings. The house is a 14th-century Wealden hall house. Although the name reflects the fact that the parish priest and his housekeeper used it, the house was originally built as a farmer's house.

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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.