Sussex Guardians Appeal - 2024

by The Sussex Archaeological Society in Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Sussex Guardians Appeal - 2024

Total raised £1,980

Gift Aid
+ est. £453.75
£12,500 stretch target 15 days left
132% 26 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th August 2024 at 2:28pm

This is one of eight Crowdfunder projects Sussex Past and its Friends Groups are running with the aim of raising a combined £25k!

Project by The Sussex Archaeological Society

 New stretch target

This stretch target will ensure we can carry out all work across each project we are fundraising for. Any additional funds raised will be used towards other maintenance that may be needed, along with enhancing the visitor experience across our heritage properties.


Donate now to support our local heritage.

In partnership with our Friends groups, we are asking for your support as joint guardians of some of the most iconic heritage properties across the historic county of Sussex.

Together, we are aiming to raise £25,000 towards the care of these landmark properties, including Lewes Castle, Fishbourne Roman Palace and Michelham Priory. 

Our Trustees and Friends groups have already made a very generous pledge of £12,500 towards this work. We are now inviting you to join us with the aim of matching that to reach our target of £25,000.

With challenging economic conditions being felt right across the heritage sector, our role as a guardian of Sussex’s heritage is becoming increasingly difficult. You can help us undertake important conservation work, enhancing the experience for all who visit and safeguarding these wonderful properties for future generations to enjoy. 

Vital improvement work for our properties includes:

  • Repairs to the Dovecote roof at Michelham Priory
  • Maintenance at Fishbourne Roman Palace to encourage more school visits
  • Enhancing the visitor facilities at Lewes Castle
  • Repairs to the roof at Anne of Cleves House to ensure public safety
  • Essential works at Bull House to reinvigorate the property as a visitor attraction
  • Repairs to the 11th Century beam at Marlipins Museum
  • Structural repairs to The Priest House to prevent rain damage

Established in 1846, the Sussex Archaeological Society is one of the UK’s oldest archaeological and historical societies and we invite you to play an active part in the preservation of our human story. 

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We connect the people of Sussex to its past through the places around them, inspiring new futures with the stories of those who have gone before. 

By donating to our appeal, you will help ensure that the heritage of Sussex remains safe and accessible for all and will continue to inspire generations to come.

Please join the pledge today and help us to protect Sussex past, present and future.

How to donate

Donate below to our Sussex Guardian Appeal and we'll allocate your donation to where it's most needed.

Do you have a particular love for one of our heritage properties? Click below to choose where you'd like your donation to go.

Michelham Priory - Repair the Dovecote roof

Fishbourne Roman Palace - Maintenance to encourage more school visits

Lewes Castle & Museum - Enhance the visitor facilities

Anne of Cleves House - Essential maintenance to the roof to ensure public safety

Bull House - Essential works to reinvigorate the property as a visitor attraction

Marlipins Museum - Repairs to the 11th Century beam

The Priest House - Structural repairs to prevent rain damage


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