Overlooking the Long Man of Wilmington: Wilmington Priory Open Days 2024

Wilmington, East Sussex

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2024, 10am to 4pm

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Join us to explore Wilmington Priory on Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2024. We are opening this building in association with Heritage Open Days.

Wilmington Priory stands next to an ancient church on the edge of the small village of Wilmington. You will catch glimpses of The Long Man of Wilmington while indoors and out in the garden. 

Admission is free. Pre-booking is preferred via Eventbrite so that we can provide you with updates regarding the event.

Information on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden if the weather is dry. 

There are many great walks locally in the area across the South Downs. Take a trip to the nearby town of Lewes to browse the historic Farmers Market and many antique shops, explore its very own castle and relax in one of the wide choice of cafes and restaurants.

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.


The car park for this event is The Long Man and Priory car park, a short walk along a pavement. Visitors are asked not to park along the road. 

Inside the building there are steps between some of the ground floors. 

We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; for further information or if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or [email protected]. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you. Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy. Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.