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Visit to the Keep [Event Ref. No. TG2v/KEEP]


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Keep
Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP

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The Keep is a world-class centre for archives that opens up access to all the collections of the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO), the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections 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.

The University of Sussex Special Collections comprise important 20th and 21st-century literary, political and social history archives. The Keep also houses the library of the Sussex Family History Group, and the Historic Environment Record database, which records sites and finds from early prehistory to 20th-century monuments. The staff of The Keep bring together a remarkable breadth of skills and experience, and are pioneering new, collaborative ways of working that also involve the wider community and new audiences.


The visit will include a tour of The Keep, a talk about the building and partnership, plus an introduction to the archives and special collections. Further info:



The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP

Getting here


Meeting instructions:

Please congregate at the Keep reception, where we will be collected for the tour promptly at 1300.


This visit is free for M25 members


Please note that there are limited places available for this visit. To reserve a space please use our online booking form.


If, subsequent to booking a place on a cpd25 visit, you find that you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know this as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than one week before the event will be charged a £15 cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, £25 will be charged.

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