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Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

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Discover Pevensey's former Court House, Gaol and Town Hall dating back to Tudor times.

Visit the Old Court Room and Dock as it was used until 1886, enter the prison cells and visit the stocks and exercise yard below.

Attractions include a unique pictorial recreation of William's 1067 return to Pevensey and a full size hand embroidered replica of the Bayeux Tapestry Pevensey scene.

Discover amazing history and artefacts from Roman times to WWI. Plus a fully costumed Beadle, fascinating bygones in the robing room and a dinosaur footprint!

Follow the children's discovery trail and take home your own bail certificate!

Based in the village of Pevensey, just outside of Eastbourne, and landing place of William the Conqueror. Pevensey is also home to a Norman castle built by William the Conqueror upon the site of a Roman fort.

Opening details

Opens Easter weekend and last Sundays in April
Wednesdays to Sundays (including Bank Holiday Mondays) from 1 May to 30 September

October and November openings:
Sun 7th Oct and Sun 14th Oct: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Half term openings:
Sat 27th Oct and Sun 28th Oct: 1.30pm - 4pm

Every Sunday in November: 12pm - 3pm

Booked groups welcome all year


Free Admission!


High Street,
East Sussex,
BN24 5LG



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Map reference: TQ 644049  Lat: 50.82053 Long: 0.33348

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