Cellar at ‘The Retreat’

Each year a team of volunteers run guided tours of the town’s medieval cellars. All proceeds received (£6 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.

The town’s largest cellar, under Blackfriars Barn and owned by the National Trust, is open to the public on two occasions each year.

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.

2019 Tour Dates

The 2018 season ended in October. Dates for cellar tours in 2019 will be posted here after they are decided in February. There will be about 30 tours on various Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from just after Easter until October.

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