ESRO online






The Keep contains information, archives, resources and multimedia on a vast range of topics. You can explore these topics in various ways to help you find what you are looking for.


You can search for what is held at The Keep by using keywords, dates or names in the search box on the website at


If you have more specific details about what you are looking for, you can use the advanced search link.


Further help and advice on how to use the catalogues  for searching is available here.


If you have found something that you would like to look at, you can either download an electronic version if it is available, order a copy, or make a booking to come and visit The Keep to look at the item in our reading rooms. 


The following archives have been digitised as part of the ArchExpo project and are available online:


Archives of the Borough of Rye, including correspondence and papers that show connections between Rye and France (collection reference: RYE)


Registers of Shipping and Seamen registered at Newhaven and Rye (collection reference: RSS)



The exhibitions

The Keep, Falmer
"The First World War"
Discover the new East Sussex County Council website dedicated to the First World War