Each year a team of volunteers run guided tours of the town’s medieval cellars. All proceeds received (£5 per person) are used by the charity “Friends of the Ancient Monuments and Museum of Winchelsea (FOAM)” to help maintain and repair the Ancient Monuments of the town.

Please book our tours via email cellars@winchelsea.com or phone 07596 182874. Private tours for groups of 15 or more can be arranged – again, please email us if this is of interest.
Rye Festival tours – please see below and the Rye festival page for the Cellar Tours

DATES AND TIMES FOR 2017 – ALL TOURS ARE AT 11:00 am:

April:

Saturday 15
Saturday 22 (NGS spring open gardens)
Saturday 29
Sunday 30

May:

Saturday 13
Sunday 14
Sunday 28
Monday 29

June:

Saturday 3
Sunday 4
Saturday 10
Saturday 17 (NGS summer open gardens)
Monday 19 (ARRCC open gardens)

July:

Saturday 1
Sunday 2
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
Saturday 29 (NGS open gardens)

August:

Saturday 5
Sunday 6
Saturday 12 (Winchelsea fete, Blackfriars Barn only)
Saturday 26
Monday 28

September:

Saturday 9 (Heritage Open Day, Blackfriars Barn only)
Saturday 16 (book through Rye Arts Festival)
Tuesday 19 (ditto)
Thursday 21 (ditto)
Saturday 23 (ditto)
Sunday 24 (ditto)
Tuesday 26 (ditto)
Thursday 28 (ditto)

October:

Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Saturday 14
Sunday 15

Heritage Open Day: Saturday 9th Sept:  Meet outside the Wesley Chapel, opposite Blackfriars Barn; no charge,

Tour arrangements (except for Heritage Open Day): Please see above for bookings.

Note that some cellars have difficult access. Bring a torch and wear sensible shoes. Meet at the Town Well in Castle Street, Winchelsea, 10 minutes before start time. Tours last about 1½ hrs.

Meet here

Meet at the Town Well in Castle Street, Winchelsea, 10 minutes before start time. Tours last about 1½ hrs.