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We arrived on an afternoon when they were setting up for a Medieval Weekend so had to dodge cars... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandie A
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Brixham
Amazing

A lovely building showing different periods in time/history with great exhibits of several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrewboulden
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Dover, 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...more
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Michelham Priory Michelham Priory Road, Arlington BN27 3QS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived on an afternoon when they were setting up for a Medieval Weekend so had to dodge cars, portaloo deliveries and people erecting tents etc. which were everywhere. We did manage to get a few photographs of the house before the view was completely...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely building showing different periods in time/history with great exhibits of several different periods in time, lovely walks in the gardens around the moat. Interesting wildlife, good food and drink, interesting items in the shop.

Thank andrewboulden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for a walk, tea or to explore this wonderful survivor... a very special place with great people working hard to keep it so. A triumph!

Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit,very informative staff who talk you through the interesting facts. Plenty to see and do with lovely walks around the gardens and a very good cafe too.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I was surprised how big the site is, sort of expecting a few ruins but the priory is quite massive. Although there are bits you can’t access, there is still plenty to see with interactive areas for children and some period costumes that can be...More

Thank FerringFerret
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Last minute decision to visit, so glad we did as rain was forecast. This is a hidden gem. So much history in a relatively small house. Staffed by volunteers whose knowledge is superb and given with great enthusiasm. Cafe could do with a more comprehensive...More

Thank bernie227
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Pleasant place to stroll around. Nice basic tearoom. Basic outdoor play park for kids. Nice kids area up the entrance tower. Good parking. Interesting old mill.

Thank streakey
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Spent about an hour here one afternoon on the way back to our holiday accommodation. Like most buildings of this type and age there is a lot of history. How long you stay might be determined by how willing you are to read all the...More

2  Thank Mixubigmoose
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens make for a pleasant walk, with the added interest of some sculptures dotted about. It could do with a bit more throughput in the moat. The house has a typical story of many alterations over the years. Some of the rooms are bare,...More

Thank NikiMark
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were blessed with lovely weather on our visit, which made it more enjoyable. There are lots of rooms to explore in the Priory, which are beautifully decorated of the period. You can walk right around the lake comfortably in half hour and then go...More

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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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