The Keep

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The Keep is a world-class centre for archives that opens up access to all the archive collections of the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO), the Royal Pavilion & Museums and the internationally significant University of Sussex Special Collections. It is also a centre of excellence for conservation and preservation and represents the new generation of archive buildings in the UK.

The combined collections have synergies and have been brought together to provide, under one roof, an unrivalled, detailed record of the region’s history, dating back over 900 years. These archives document the lives of individuals, places and events from across the county and beyond, and they include written records, maps and plans, prints and drawings, photographs and films, oral histories, and digital and electronic records.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 5pm
Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm (Reading Room closed 1-2pm)

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

The Keep is situated on the edge of Brighton just off the A27 near to the University Campuses and the Amex Stadium, just a 10 minute walk from Falmer railway station. For travel information, please visit http://alpha.thekeep.info/getting-here/

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Additional info

We are a fully accessible venue

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Jayne Shrimpton

Dating and Understanding Family Photographs, 1840-1940, with professional dress historian Jayne Shrimpton

  • 7 June 2016 2-4pm

Learn how to date your old family photographs using various photo dating techniques and discover more about the occasions that prompted our ancestors to have their photograph taken. This illustrated talk is followed by a photograph dating session, so do bring an old photo!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50

To book your place and make payment, please ring 01273 482349 and have your debit/credit card details to hand.

Website

http://www.thekeep.info/events/dating-and-understanding-family-photographs-1840-1940-with-professional-dress-historian-jayne-shrimpton-7-50-admission/

Lowther's Lambs

Lowther’s Lambs at The Boar’s Head: a talk by Dr Chris Kempshall

  • 29 June 2016 5:30-6:30pm

On 30 June 1916, the men of the Southdowns Battalions, 'Lowther's Lambs', went over the top at 'The Boar's Head', near Richebourg in France. What happened next has become known as 'The Day that Sussex Died'. This talk will tell the story of what happened that day, and how these volunteer battalions gave their lives in an attempt to ensure success for the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 (Payment to be taken on the door. Please attempt to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the talk)

To book your place, please visit www.thekeep.info/events or call 01273 482349.

Website

http://www.thekeep.info/events/lowthers-lambs-at-the-boars-head-a-talk-by-dr-chris-kempshall-3-00-admission/

Getting there

The Keep is situated on the edge of Brighton just off the A27 near to the University Campuses and the Amex Stadium, just a 10 minute walk from Falmer railway station. For travel information, please visit http://alpha.thekeep.info/getting-here/

The Keep
Woollards Way
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 9BP
England

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Website

www.thekeep.info

E-mail

thekeep@eastsussex.gov.uk

Telephone

01273 482349

Fax

01273 482341

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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