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Anne of Cleves' HouseAnne of Cleves House Museum in East Sussex

Anne of Cleves was perhaps the luckiest of Henry VIII's wives. Henry VIII never consummated the marriage with a bride he called a ‘Flanders mare’ and within six months they were divorced.

The house in Lewes was part of the divorce settlement and it still stands as it did in the 15th century.

Today visitors enjoy the gardens which use traditional plants and plans from Tudor times while inside the house there is an authentically furnished kitchen, a wide-ranging furniture collection and you can even dress up in Tudor clothes.

The house also contains the Museum of Lewes history and information on the infamous Tom Paine and the Wealden iron industry

You can find out more about the history by visiting, it is open all year round (excluding 1st January).

Right next to the castle sits the museum of Sussex Archaeology and a mini cinema where you can watch the story of the castle from prehistoric to medieval times.

Find out more: Anne of Cleves House Museum

Distance from Pelham House: 0.5 miles

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Come and discuss your dream wedding with our experienced staff on Sunday 27th April, 25th May and 15th June between 9am and 4pm to find out more about getting married in our award winning four star hotel in Lewes. 

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