Anne of Cleves House
Weekends in Brighton offer families a mixture of entertainment and education opportunities. The historic Anne of Cleves house is situated just outside of Brighton in the neighbouring town of Lewes. A visit to this 15th century house is not only educational, but sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Children's activities include activity boxes, dressing up, and i-spy trails, while adults can relax in the peaceful traditional gardens with tea and cake!
Don't miss 'Tudor Tuesdays' during July and August – this weekly event gives you the chance to meet a real Tudor housewife, and learn about a lifestyle that will shock, amuse, bewilder, and entertain the entire family.
The Anne of Cleves house formed part of Anne's divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541. The house is home to a number of collections of historical interest, including pottery and furniture, all contained in this atmospheric building. Ancient architecture and stunning surroundings make this a top attraction throughout the year – parties on wedding weekends in Brighton even sometimes choose to hold their weddings here!
The house is a remarkable example of medieval and late Elizabethan craftsmanship, in which many of the original features have been well preserved.
Ticket prices are between £3 and £4, with family discounted tickets for £11.80, and this includes a tour, access to the beautifully maintained gardens, and a variety of educational and fun family activities. Lewes is easily accessed by train or bus from Brighton city centre, providing a great addition to your family weekends in Brighton, and the chance to experience our historical neighbouring town, Lewes.
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