Arundel Museum, Arundel

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This independent Museum was originally established in 1964 in the undercroft of Arundel Town Hall. In 1977, it moved to the Grade 2* listed building at 61 High Street, but it reluctantly had to vacate those premises at the end of 2007. For the 2008 season, it opened in temporary portacabin accommodation in the Car Park in Mill Road opposite the Castle entrance. In October 2011, it moved again, and again to temporary accommodation. This time it opened as the Arundel Museum and Information Centre in Crown Yard Mews.

Arundel Museum is run by the Arundel Museum Society, a registered charity. The Museum is manned by volunteers and relies on subscriptions, donations and fundraising events for its survival.

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of £888,000 towards the cost of a new purpose-built museum on a prime site in the centre of the main tourist area of Arundel, adjacent to the river, and opposite the Lower Castle Gate. Building started in 2012; a total of £1.6 million was required to complete the build and fit out this new permanent home. Arundel Museum Society is still involved in a major

fundraising drive to maintain and run the new Museum having raised the rest of the money to add to to the grant.
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  • Very welcoming volunteers. Small but interesting museum about the history of Arundel. Good place to visit on a wet day!  more »
  • The museum sits in the shadow of the castle and is run mainly by volunteers. Entrance is only a pound with your castle ticket. Whilst it is not the biggest or the best it is worth the visit especially...  more »
  • The team in here was very helpful, right from the beginning. Nothing was too much trouble. Educational for all the family  more »
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  • Proper local museum displaying prehistory flints to objects reflecting the workings of this lovely old town. A lot of enthusiasm has gone into making it very welcoming. Coffee and tea available. Easy access. Public toilets nearby (20p).
  • Very nice place! There is a fee to go inside, but it is worth the price as there is lots to see there and interact with. There is also a small gift shop more directed at kids, but it is great nonetheless!
  • Nice little museum Knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit.
  • The Castle was closed so we tried the museum and it was very good. Lots of entertainment for the kids 😊👍
  • Interesting museum, small.but worth visiting. Very friendly staff.
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