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Sussex Archaeological Society's archaeology collections
Lewes Castle is located centrally in Lewes off the High Street, a few minutes' walk from both the bus and railway stations. Lewes is easily accessed from the A27, A26 and A275. Drivers using the A27 should enter the town from the eastern end of the Lewes by-pass via the Cuilfail Tunnel. Lewes railway station is served by regular trains from Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and London. You can also get buses 28 or 29 from Brighton.
If you are visiting Lewes Castle, why not visit Anne of Cleves' House too.
The castle was begun soon after 1066 by William de Warenne as his stronghold in Sussex but not completed until 300 years later with the building of the magnificent Barbican. A later owner of the castle was Thomas Read Kemp, local MP and the architect of Brighton's Kemptown. Barbican House Museum now houses the Sussex Archaeological Society's archaeology collections, a changing temporary exhibition gallery and a specialist bookshop providing books on all aspects of history and archaeology.