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Pevensey Court House Museum & Geol

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Tiny but a hidden gem!

If you're visiting East Sussex, do make time to visit Pevensey! It has its own castle, and the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Mandy D
Pevensey, United Kingdom
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Small museum brought to life by the very knowledgeable people who run it. It felt like attending a... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

If you're visiting East Sussex, do make time to visit Pevensey! It has its own castle, and the tiniest Museum, Court house, you will love! It's history dates back to the Tudor times. Pevensey was one of the Cinque Ports, and William the Conqueror landed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Small museum brought to life by the very knowledgeable people who run it. It felt like attending a personal and wonderful history lecture.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 49seanf
Reviewed 23 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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31 March 2018|
Response from Robert B |
It’s open from Easter till end of September Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 11 till 4 and then Sundays till Christmas from 12 - 3. Entry is free