The Museum runs a varied programme of talks throughout the year to which all are invited.

Tickets are charged at £3 for Friends and Patrons and £5 for visitors, and should be purchased in advance unless otherwise stated. We are often over-subscribed for our talks so early booking is advisable.

Please contact Mike Nicholson 01444-457448 or for bookings or enquiries.

Wednesday 6th September, 2.30pm in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Dinosaur Discoverers” by John Cooper from the Booth Museum

Sussex and the wider Weald area were at the forefront of a new world in the discovery of giant extinct creatures whose fossils began to appear in the early 19th century. John tells how this unfolded through the discoveries of Gideon Mantell and George Bax Holmes, and especially through their relationship with Richard Owen, famed first President of London’s Natural History Museum.

Thursday 5th October, 8pm in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Chailey Heritage” by Grace Kimmins

Grace Kimmins, founder of Chailey Heritage, was a pioneer in the field of care and craft training for disabled youngsters, but there is so much more to her incredible story as local author, Ros Black, has discovered and relates to us in this enlightening illustrated talk.

Thursday 9th November, 2.30pm in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“The Magic of Pantomime” by Ian Gledhill

Ian’s enthusing talk reflects upon the history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution with personal anecdotes from years of involvement of appearing in and with the production of Pantomimes. 


PLEASE NOTE: Our talks are often over subscribed, so you are advised to book early. If you have booked tickets and find that you are unable to attend, please give notice at least 24 hours before the talk to enable someone on the reserve list to take your place.