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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  • 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 »
  • Quite a lot packed into what appears from the outside to be a very small space, and not at all expensive - only £2.50 to get in. The staff are very helpful and friendly and I very much enjoyed my visi...  more »
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  • Can't be enthusiastic about this place, but there again, I have an infernal itch, when it comes to being charged for entry into ANY museum, art gallery or historical house or castle. It amazes me that some of THE richest landowners in the UK...in this instance...The Duke of Norfolk, have their names emblazoned on plaques throughout this tiny museum, but rely on public donations to keep it running with the aid of volunteers? Nice place for a coffee and a cake though.
  • Proper local museum offering prehistory flints to wonderful objects reflecting the workings of this lovely old town. A lot of enthusiasm has gone into making it very welcoming.
  • Nice little village museum. Nice way to get a start in the town.
  • Run by a friendly and very knowledgeable team, this was a well spend hour learning about the history of Arundel. Well laid out and very accessible to all, I would highly recommend a visit.
  • Nice well organised little museum well worthy of your support. Take a few minutes to see how the timeline works so everything is in logical order and enjoy a coffee too!

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