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

WHAT'S NEW:

 

Have you visited the 'Cuckfield Royal Observer Post'? Next open day on Sunday 5th August.(Click here)

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

 

'Spellbound' Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

We are thrilled that our cache is going to be part of this wonderful exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum during the second half of the year: www.ashmolean.org/spellbound

We are loaning our cache of deliberately concealed objects,  found during renovation works at 1 Church St.  Hidden under the floorboards of the attic, it is significant that the objects  were found near the chimney as this represented an opening to the house where evil might enter.  The objects were meant to protect the house against such threats!

The cache display is normally part of our permanent display at Cuckfield Museum, 'The Cache - Protection from Witchcraft'. Click here for further information

 

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Come and see our Summer Displays:

'Reasons to be Cheerful'

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'London to Brighton "Comet"'

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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

 

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