Talks

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 events@cuckfieldmuseum.org for bookings or enquiries.

Special visit to Danny House, Hurstpierpoint

Tuesday 5th June 2.30 pm
Danny House, Hurstpierpoint

We are organising a visit to Danny House at Hurstpierpoint for a talk, tour and tea. The history of this magnificent Elizabethan mansion is fascinating.   Sandra Burns is co-ordinating this and places can be booked by telephone (01444 412082) or via events@cuckfieldmuseum

Please book by 1st June so that we can establish the numbers for tea. Cost is £5 per person.

 

Talks Programme for 2018

Wednesday 27th June, 8.00 pm, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield
“Stained Glass Windows, an Illuminating View talk by Martin Knott

This illustrated talk will provide an historic overview of the rich heritage of stained glass windows which illuminate most of the churches we visit. Martin looks at designers, such as C. E. Kempe, the iconography they display and help us to view and appreciate, rather than just see, these amazing treasures in a new light.

Tuesday 11th September, 8.00 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Cuckfield's Historic House, Marshalls talk by Stephen Cockburn

One of Cuckfield's finest historical houses, Marshalls, will give up some of its long and interesting past in this fascinating and engaging talk by the present owner..

Thursday 11th October, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Witches, Warlocks and Wellingtons and the Ritual Protection of the Home" by Dr Janet Pennington

Dr Pennington will examine some of the ways in which people protected themselves and their homes from evil in the past. Samples of protective items will be on display and can be handled. There will hopefully be no witches or warlocks present but a wellington may appear.   

Tuesday 15th November, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
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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.

 

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