Membership FAQs

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1. How long before my application is processed?
We will post your welcome pack and membership card within a few days.

If you join at the Society at any of our properties, you will be issued with a temporary membership card, valid for one month, to allow you to visit our other properties while you are awaiting your joining pack.

2. How long does my membership last?
With the exception of Life membership, all our subscriptions run for a year from the month in which you join.

3. Can I buy membership as a gift?
Absolutely!  If you are purchasing the membership online, it’s a good idea to email confirmation that it is a gift purchase and include any special messages.

4. Can I take a guest to any of the Society’s events?
Non-members are welcome at all our events (except the AGM).  Ticket prices are as advertised.

5. When can I start using the Library at Barbican House?
Whenever the Barbican House Museum, along with other researchers.  Members may also use the Library at weekends when it is unstaffed. For new members, we would strongly recommend that your first visit to the Library is during the week when there will be someone who can show you around and direct you to the specific areas in which you are interested.

6. What publications do I receive as a member?
You will receive a copy of our newsletter Sussex Past and Present in April, August and December. A current copy is sent with your joining pack, and some back copies may be available – please ask.

You will also receive the Sussex Archaeological Collections, our academic journal, every year.  This is part of your subscription, but if you prefer not to be sent this, you may opt out by contacting the Membership Department.