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Pevensey Court House Museum & Geol

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We dropped in here before visiting the castle. Pleased I did, some of the background helped me to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sean F
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Popped in here during our stroll. Some interesting artifacts and helpful volunteers. Easy enough to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pevensey Court House Museum and Gaol boasts a 17th century timber roof and has some interesting artifacts connected to justice, customs & excise and weights and measures, and boasts the dock in which stood the accused up until 1886. Below the court house are the...More

Thank hammondjohn270
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dropped in here before visiting the castle. Pleased I did, some of the background helped me to make sense of what I saw later. This was a free activity (unless you want to pay 20p for a bail certificate). There is a donation box....More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here during our stroll. Some interesting artifacts and helpful volunteers. Easy enough to find on the road through pevensey. Steep steps to get in, so be warned.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paid a visit to this little historic building. It’s full of artefacts and stuff to view and there’s a wonderful history to it. The building is in exceptionally good condition and there are even some cells underneath to see. The old benches are still in...More

Thank Bandy1954
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was a lovely surprise to visit this free compact museum. So much history and the curator had so much knowledge of the Gaol and the surrounding areas. A few stairs to enter but no wheelchair access unfortunately.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Very interesting talk by the curator. Had no idea of Pevensey's history. Also interesting to read extracts from Coroner Court in 18 century and Church

Thank jonniem58
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Have visited this venue a number of times over the last 30 years or so, and I can happily say it has changed very little. It has not gone a technical, it remains the same, simply give fascinating and interesting information about Pevensey and the...More

Thank Coinneach1957
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a small museum but well worth a visit. Lots of interesting facts and items on show. Underneath is the old prison (gaol) with its own very small exercise yard!!

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Located about 200 yards from the castle, this small museum has a number of interesting artefacts. Unfortunately, the Tudor jail was closed for refurbishment which was disappointing. The staff are very friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour. I could not recommend going...More

Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It may not be large but the court house in the 1800,s was not a place to be, The Dock where you can stand from those days gone by and cells below ( closed till June for refurb) Handcuffs and a copy of the Magna...More

Thank Peter D
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