Arundel Museum is almost exclusively run by volunteers who have a passion for the history of the town and its people. We are proud of the history of the museum, from its first inception within the old prison cells of the Town Hall in 1964, to it's modern, accredited building, opened by the Duke of Norfolk in 2013. This pride is reflected in the collection of awards that the new museum has received since opening.
THE QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE (QAVS), 2016
Arundel Museum is delighted to announce that it received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), 2016.The Queen's representative, Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, presented the museum with a certificate, signed by the Queen and a commemorative crystal, now proudly housed in the museum foyer.
CIVIC VOICE DESIGN AWARDS, 2015
Arundel Museum received a Highly Commended Award in the New Buildings Category of the inaugural Civic Voice Design Awards, 2015. Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement, This local museum is one of just 12 national schemes recognised for their contribution to improving the quality of built environment. This award recognises what can be achieved when both national and local government engage effectively with the professions and the communities they serve and was presented by Griff Rhys Jones, Civic Voice President.