Today the Queen. accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened The Keep, at Woollards Field near Falmer. The Keep is a £19 million state of the art resource centre which will provide a home for archives and historical resources of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
The centre brings together archives from Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and the Special Collections of the University of Sussex, which includes the internationally renowned Mass Observation Archive. The building will also include the library and headquarters of the Sussex Family History Group.
The Keep will open to the public on November 19th and a brand new website for it is due to go online next month. In the meantime if you would like to find out more, then visit the East Sussex County Council website here.