Welcome to Cuckfield Museum - “Caring for Cuckfield’s Heritage“

 

Opening Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am till 12:30pm and Saturday: 10 am till 3 pm. Or by appointment

 

You can find us at: Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5EL. Link to Road Map

 

Contact us at 01444-473630 or info@cuckfieldmuseum.org. Or, go here for more information

 

We have a number of Loan Boxes available for schools. And we run a full programme of Talks and Events throughout the year.

The historic town of Cuckfield is situated at the crossroads of central Sussex.

One of the earliest finds of dinosaur bones in the world was  made here in Cuckfield by Dr Gideon Mantell and his wife.  There is a record of a church in Cuckfield as early as 1092 and it was a bustling market town in the Middle Ages.  During Tudor times, Cuckfield was at the centre of the important iron industry where cannon and other armoury was forged for  King Henry VIII’s navy. The town’s Charter was granted by King Charles II in 1671 and many of the buildings in the town date back to the 16th Century.  Due to its key position in the Weald, Cuckfield became an important staging post on the London to Brighton stagecoach route.

Cuckfield Museum is an independent museum where we attempt to provide an insight into Cuckfield’s community, culture and historic past stretching back to pre-history when dinosaurs roamed the area and where, millions of years later, the settlement of Cuckfield was established.

Please browse our website to get a flavour of what is on offer at the Museum.

 

A small sample of our collection of images. Visit us at the museum to see many more:

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Admission is free but, as the Museum is solely funded from voluntary contributions, donations are welcomed. Or, join us as a Friend or Patron

WHAT'S NEW:

The museum is  organising a visit to Danny House, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion at Hurstpierpoint on Tuesday June 5th at 2.30pm. For details Click here

See our 'Notable People' page on William Herrington (Click here) and on Nurse Stoner (Click here)

Evacuees visit the Museum

The Museum welcomed former wartime evacuees from Stepney and their families on their annual visit to Cuckfield on Sunday 27th of May. 

  Evelyn Stenning, the Mayor of Cuckfield, was there to greet them. She told them her grandfather was head gardener at Mill Hall where Tom and Alec Newton were billeted and he was asked by the kind owner of Mill Hall, Mrs Reid,  to put up goal posts on the lawn so the boys could play football. 

After looking around the Museum,  everyone  enjoyed a good lunch at the Wheatsheaf. 

 

Come and see our Summer Displays:

'Reasons to be Cheerful'

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'London to Brighton "Comet"'

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