Plan Your Visit
Arundel lies nestled within the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, England. At only 4 miles from the English Channel, the River Arun has been important for local trade and transport for over 200 years. Millennia earlier the area was covered in a warm shallow sea, where sponges and silicious plankton thrived, transformed over geological time into the characteristic flint that weaves through the chalk Downlands today.
Step back into history at Arundel Museum and discover the earliest hominid inhabitants of the area, known because of the flint hand tools recovered locally.
See portions of a Roman mosaic floor, pieces of Samian and Castor ware and a stylus, the evidence of a Roman building discovered at Tarrant Street.
Learn about the Dukes of Norfolk and the history of Arundel castle - from its siege during the English Civil War in 1643, by Roundhead General, Sir William Waller against the Royalist defenders.
Discover how the Port of Arun evolved with the market town of Arundel, with capillaries of canals full of barges feeding the supply of imported and exported goods.
Also Recommended in Arundel
If you have visited Arundel Castle, show your ticket at the Museum entrance to gain entry for £1 into the Museum.
This offer for discounted entry into the Museum is valid for seven days after your visit to the Castle, on production of your ticket.
Swanbourne Lodge is situated at the gateway of the magnificent 1,000 acre Arundel Park overlooking the boating lake, with a backdrop of cliffs and trees. The Lodge, built in 1852 is one of the best examples of a split flintstone building in Sussex. Enjoy a Cream Tea or a comprehensive lunchtime menu and homemade cakes (Gluten free available).
MUSEUM HOURS & ADMISSION
Daily: 10.00-16.00, including Bank Holidays
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
Closed New Year's Day
- Adults £3.50
- Children (6-16 years) £2.50
- Children under 6 years (accompanied by an adult) Free
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £7.00
- Seniors £2.50
- Students £2.50
- Members Free
Tel: +44 (0) 1903 885866