Arundel Museum Society's ambitious plans for a new museum include a full programme of heritage-related activities, such as town walks and trails, talks, history courses and activities for families and visitors.
The imaginatively presented new Museum will be a local Heritage Hub bringing together resources which people can use to gain more information about the town and the surrounding villages.
There will be a learning centre and gallery, available for community hire, and a research area to support oral history and family history research. The main gallery showcasing a collection of objects and archive material will be a focus for school children to study history, and for local history research and archaeology.
Volunteers will continue to be responsible for much of the museum management, and there will be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved with their heritage, and receive training in the skills they need to do this.
Arundel conservation area provides a unique 'time capsule' preserving many aspects of social history, architecture, trade, industry and maritime heritage. Open all year round, the Museum will be the starting point for exploration of the town, enriching understanding of the port, castle, and the many outstanding examples of fine architecture and vernacular building style.