News and Events

WSRO: Closure

The West Sussex Record Office will be closed from 5 November until further notice. More details here.
[posted 3 November 2020]

The Keep: Temporary closure

Following Government advice, and to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, The Keep will be closed from Thursday 5th November. More details here.
[posted 3 November 2020]

The Keep Opening Hours Consultation

The Keep are asking for views on proposed changes to their opening hours. Funding for local government is reducing significantly, and East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council are considering ways to cut the costs of running The Keep by £125,000 a year, including a proposal to reduce The Keep’s opening hours.

More details, and guidance on how to respond to the consultation are here.
[posted 3 October 2020]

West Sussex Record Office: reduced research rates

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted use of WSRO. They are now offering a special rate for research services, to enable users to access records from afar. Whatever your research, they can do some leg-work for you. Email for more details: [email protected]
[posted 29 September 2020]

Useful links

Events at East Sussex Record Office (The Keep)
Events at West Sussex Record Office
Friends of the Keep Archives
West Sussex Archives Society (Friends of West Sussex Record Office)