Southover Grange, Lewes
The Sussex Guild Shop
The designer makers of The Sussex Guild have a permanent Shop & Gallery in the lovely, historic county town of Lewes.
The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery
Opening times: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm
Address: The North Wing, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TP
Telephone: 01273 479565
Download the Shop & Gallery Members
Artwave exhibition – 22nd August to 6th September 2020
The Artwave exhibition 2020 is called “On the Edge”. The exhibition will run from 22 August until 6 September in the Events Room at the Shop & Gallery
Live craft demonstrations on the lawn and in the Event Room. This is a free event!
The Guild Shop & Gallery
A stunning range of original contemporary craft is on display and for sale including:
Gift Vouchers are available from £10 and upwards – please call in to purchase these, or, if you live away from Lewes, email the above link to obtain details. The Guild Shop also acts as a permanent information centre for all the Guild’s activities and events.
The Guild Shop & Gallery is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am – 5pm and has an attractive Event Room where a variety of workshops, exhibitions and talks are held throughout the year.
Please see the Event Room page for details of events and workshops.
Lewes is a most interesting town further enhanced by The Sussex Guild shop and gallery in Southover Grange, a splendid 17th century building beside the beautiful Grange Gardens. In the summer it is a delight to sit out under the old mulberry tree or savour the heady scent of the magnificent magnolia.
Adjacent to the gallery there is a very good refreshments kiosk which is open during the summer months, providing an excellent selection of sandwiches, drinks and delicious homemade cakes.
Lewes has long been a town associated with the arts. Perhaps the most well-known connection was with the Bloomsbury Group who were based a short distance outside the town at Charleston Farmhouse. The main players in the group were the innovative writer Virginia Woolf and the painters, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Around them was a coterie of famous associates who were highly influential on the arts scene of the early 20th century, particularly Roger Fry who was one of the original champions of post-impressionist movements in this country.
Anne of Cleves House, a beautiful timber framed building dating back to the 15th century, is located very near to the Shop & Gallery. It has a lovely local history museum with many fine examples of traditional Sussex crafts – Wealden iron, Sussex pottery, some textiles and furniture and plenty more!
There is metered parking on the road, free on Sundays and various public car parks are just a short walk away.
We welcome visitors to the Guild Shop in Southover Grange 364 days a year.
On-street parking can be found around Southover Grange and there are various other car parks in Lewes within a 5 to 15 minute walk. We are only a few minutes level walk from lewes train station too.