Museum opening hours: Daily 10am to 4pm

Send Us Some Women : Talk by Diane Mannering

There were very few women aboard the First Fleet which sailed to Australia in 1787. Once settled in Botany Bay, it was decided that Governor Phillip contact the Home Secretary Lord Sydney to send out some women. It so happened that Newgate Jail was bursting at seams with women – murderers, thieves, pickpockets, drunks and prostitutes. The Lady Julian set sail in July 1789 with its reluctant cargo – this is the story of the voyage and how these unprepossessing women reinvented themselves and helped found Australia.

£6 AMS members/£8 non-members


Arundel Museum

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

By Car
Arundel is located midway between Chichester and Worthing on the A27.
Postcode for satnav: BN18 9PA

By Rail
Direct train service from London Victoria and intermediate stations, including Gatwick Airport. Trains also from Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Portsmouth (some journeys involve a change of train). Details from National Rail Enquiries: telephone +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit The Museum is a 10 minute walk or a short taxi ride from Arundel station.

By Bus
Stagecoach Coastliner 700 route between Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton and Arundel and between Portsmouth, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. Contact Stagecoach: telephone +44 (0)845 121 0190 or visit

Compass Travel routes 69, 71 and 85 to Arundel. Contact Compass Travel: telephone +44 (0)1903 690025 or visit

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