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Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
+44 1323 844224
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Visited here as was looking for something to do on a wet afternoon, glad we did as it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret2
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England
First Visit - Wonderful

First visit to this House. Beautiful setting and wonderful old building. Lots of history. House... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Susan G
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London, United Kingdom
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Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th Century. Inside the house you can discover the history of the site from Medieval times right up to its use during WW2. Hands on activities, trails and dressing up keep the children amused!Outside we have extensive gardens, moat, working watermill, forge, Elizabethan barn, playground, and replica Bronze age roundhouse.At the weekends you can have a go at archery with the Bowmen, and recently opened in 2013 is the interactive Medieval gallery in the gatehouse.Many special events run throughout the season, please check the website for details.Michelham Priory has ample parking, shop, cafe and picnic area.
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Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
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"bronze age"
in 8 reviews
"children's playground"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 20 reviews
"the barn"
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"peace and tranquility"
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"gardens are beautiful"
in 7 reviews
"henry viii"
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"group visit"
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"water mill"
in 16 reviews
"dressing up clothes"
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"lovely visit"
in 5 reviews
"cakes"
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"old england"
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"ghost walk"
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"world war"
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"historic house"
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"lovely place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here as was looking for something to do on a wet afternoon, glad we did as it was a wonderful place, you could actually touch the exhibits which made a nice change when visiting an historic building. The volunteer we spoke to really knew...More

Thank Margaret2
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

First visit to this House. Beautiful setting and wonderful old building. Lots of history. House was decorated for Christmas and lots of activities. House guides were very interesting and helpful. Even Carol Singing which we joined in with - great fun. Cafe very good and...More

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Terrible service in the cafe, hot chocolate was cold, asked for another one and that one was full of chocolate powder clumps!! Disgusting! The staff need to know what customer service is, if I’m going to pay £3.25 for a hot chocolate I at least...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautifully restored after a fire the house and grounds are well worth a visit. All the buildings already within a most with entry via a bridge and the original gatehouse. The house is full of history and Sundays also see the forge in use as...More

1  Thank gjpeg
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

First house where we were free to roam without being constrained by the look do not touch feeling The guides really make this place so much history in such a condensed place. We went mid week on a rather dismal day so there were not...More

Thank Scowp
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had a really good trip to Michelham Priory on the last Wednesday of the season. The renovation has been beautifully done and the house is well laid out with good information. We only saw one member of staff in the house but he was...More

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t often award 5 stars to locations but our visit to the Priory merited it. The only slight niggle was the entry price as Gift aid is added on to the ticket price making it a lot more expensive. The house is a real...More

Thank dmaccallum63
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a lovely day visiting Michelham Priory. The house is very interesting helped by a very knowledgeable guide who gave us some very interesting history about the priory. It is all very well kept and well organised. We wondered round the gardens which were...More

Thank Bobbie554
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

While spending a few days in Sussex, we found Michelham Priory online while looking for "places of interest". So glad we did. We spent several hours in and around the house, finding something of interest around every corner, helped by the knowledgeable and attentive guides....More

Thank Ken_and_Ann503828
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Weather can make or break a visit and we did not see Michelham in the best light. It is not an entertainment centre like Hever or Longleat and it feels a bit cold and unloved. Much is made of a short 9 month stay by...More

Thank lizandianp
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HAPPYHEV999
28 July 2016|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
About £9.00 but there are discounts for families - Chekc the web site
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Paula D
23 September 2015|
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Response from SussexPast | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Michelham Priory is currently open 10.30am to 5pm. November and until 20th December we open 11am to 4pm. The site then closes for a short period and reopens on 15th February. 2015 Admission... More
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