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Anne Of Cleves House Museum
52 Southover High Street
Lewes

East Sussex
BN7 1JA
Contact
Telephone: 01273 474 610
Fax: 01273 486 990
Email: anne@sussexpast.co.uk

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Overview of collections

The collections of domestic artefacts assembled by private individuals are the strength of the collection and the basis of an important reference work 'Iron and Brass Implements of the English House' 1916 by J Seymour-Lindsay. The bequest of the private museum of the Lewes ironfounder J E Every is the most significant of these collections, containing furniture and material of Lewes interest but also a strong emphasis on domestic ironwork, especially firebacks from Sussex and other sources. Material from the early blast furnaces and unique pieces relating to the Tudor gunfounding industry has been acquired through the work of the Wealden Iron Research Group to create an overall collection of national importance. The museum collection also covers themes such as Sussex pottery of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Sussex building materials, medieval stonework from the nearby Lewes Priory, general furniture appropriate to the house, toys, costume accessories and general local history material.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The collections contain furniture appropriate to the house, toys, costume accessories, Sussex pottery and general domestic artefacts.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
A collection of over 1000 items of domestic equipment and artefacts.
Archaeology (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
Medieval stonework from the nearby Lewes Priory.
Arms and Armour (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
A small collection that includes unique pieces relating to the Tudor gunfounding industry.
Decorative/applied art (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
The collections of domestic artefacts assembled by private individuals (Starkie-Gardiner, Russell Davies, Alban Head ...
Personalia (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
The museum holds a large collection of personalia.
Science and Industry (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
The work of the Wealden Iron Research Group has allowed the museum to add material from the early blast furnaces and ...
Social History (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
The demise of the Lewes Borough Museum in 1953 has also placed greater emphasis on the acquisition of Lewes material ...
Transport (Anne Of Cleves House Museum)
A collection of around 20 transport items.

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