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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, go here for more information
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:
Admission is free but, as the Museum is solely funded from voluntary contributions, donations are welcomed. Or, join us as a Friend or Patron
The photograph on the right shows the current Cuckfield Mayor, Wilf Knighton, presenting a cheque as a donation from the Independent State of Cuckfield to Stephen Henderson, Chairman of the Cuckfield Museum Trust.
Come and see our new Summer Display:
Cuckfield Museum remembers
The Great Storm of 1987