Museum opening hours: Daily 10am to 4pm

Talk with Music : Smuggling in Sussex

6.45 bar open for 7pm

Smuggling was endemic in the counties of Southern England during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. At times Kent and Sussex seemed more like the ‘Wild West’ than the sedate English shires we know today. This talk will also focus on the smuggling that took place between the rivers Arun and Adur, including Arundel, and the battles that took place between ‘Free Traders’ (smugglers) and the Excise service and the Coastguard.

The talk will be followed by a Sea Shanty performance.

£7 AMS Members, £9 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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