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The Archives are open to researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10.00 to 17.00, by prior appointment.
Please consult the published catalogues and email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01903 882173 Ext 235 to discuss the documents you require and to make an appointment. Ideally this should be at least 2 weeks in advance of your proposed visit as desk space for researchers is rather limited.
The Trustees make a charge of £25 for a whole day’s or part day's research. For long term academic research an annual fee of £100 for 8 visits is available. In certain circumstances e.g. if you live abroad, it may be easier for us to undertake the research on your behalf. The charge for this is £30 per hour (inc.VAT).
Photocopies and digital photography of archives can be undertaken at the discretion of the Librarian or Archivist.
A guide to the Arundel Castle Archive Collections; and the 4 published Arundel Castle Catalogues edited by Dr Francis Steer, published by West Sussex County Council; are available online below -
Printed copies of the 4 published catalogues are available at the following locations:
The National Archives at Kew
The British Library
The Bodleian Library, Oxford
The University of Cambridge Library
The West Sussex Record Office, Chichester
The East Sussex Record Office, Lewes
The Norwich Record Office
The Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey
Public Libraries (reference section) in Sussex:
Worthing (Local Studies Library)
You are strongly advised to telephone these libraries in advance of your visit to ensure that the catalogues are available.
Heather Warne, former Archivist at Arundel Castle, offers an enlightening introduction to life in the archives of a stately home.
Record Keeping, Spring 2005, pp 22-24 (The National Archives, 2005) download