Michelham Priory & Gardens Contemporary Craft Show

August 2018

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th

This year the Sussex Guild are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Founded fifty years ago by a small group of craftspeople with the ethos: “to be a community of mutually supporting, individual craftspeople”, the Guild organised their first craft show at Michelham Priory in the summer of 1968. The Sussex Guild is delighted to be returning to Michelham again this August having shown here annually, without a break, for fifty years!

At our three-day Contemporary Craft Show members, who are selected for their high degree of skill and creativity, will show fine examples of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, leatherwork, stone carving, wood, glass and furniture. Come to meet the designer-makers and see their work on show in the Elizabethan barn and marquees on the lawns. The work on display includes unique pieces and most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned.

There will be craft demonstrations too – jewellery making, stone carving, embroidery, smocking and quilting, together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft.

Michelham Priory is ideal for a family day out. England’s longest medieval moat surrounds seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouses, children’s play area and the Tudor house with its history of the Augustinian Priory.

There is free parking, a shop, café and picnic area.

With something for everyone at Michelham Priory, why not celebrate with us and combine a visit to the past with our Contemporary Craft Show where you can meet and see our designer-makers in action? It will be a great day out and you may also find something special to take home with you.

Download the exhibitor list here:  2018 Michelham Exhibitor List.

Countdown to Michelham Priory contemporary craft show​


“We are delighted to welcome the Sussex Guild to Michelham on their 50th anniversary. The quality of their work shines through as does their passion for their crafts. The Guild show is a fantastic day out for all our visitors.”

Helen Ansom
Manager at Michelham Priory


Opening times: 10.30am – 5pm

Adult: £9.80
Child (5-16): £4.90
Student / Senior: £8.80
Family: £25.50 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Gift Aid ticket options available.

Parking: Free

Sussex Past

Venue: Michelham Priory & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Near Hailsham BN27 3QS
Website: www.sussexpast.co.uk
Telephone: 01323 844224.

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