Pevensey’s former Town Hall

…now a museum. Discover the Old Court Room including the dock as it was used until 1886, with the prison cells, exercise yard & Tudor window on the ground floor below.outside2

There has been a court house and gaol in Pevensey since Tudor times, although the origin of this building is uncertain. It also came to serve as the town hall.

The timber ceiling is mainly 17th century. The entrance porch, exercise yard and prison cells, including the adjacent robing room, were added circa 1830 when the building was in urgent need of upgrading.

The court furniture including the dock remain in place as they were last used in 1886, when the Corporation ceased to exist.

Opening hours May  –  October 2022

Wednesday to Sunday 11 – 4pm inclusive

October till end December 2022

Weekends 12 -3 (except Chrismas Day)


For 2022 a major revamp and displays including – “Plague and Black Death ” and ‘A slice of Royal History’

For Info or Booked groups, please telephone 07731415812

Find us near the main car park and St. Nicolas Church
Served by local buses and trains
Well behaved dogs welcome!
Information sheets in several languages
Check website for Half Term Openings
Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult
Telephone: 07731415812 or email

© Pevensey Town Trust 2015 – 2018