Our 2024 Spring display is entitled ‘Charity Begins at Home‘.  This shows just some of the ways in which this community supported its poorer members in the days before the introduction of the welfare state and old-age pensions. 

We are also pleased to have a small ‘Preparing for D Day’ display which looks at the arrival of Canadian troops in Cuckfield in the Second World War and the impact they had on the village in the years leading up to D Day. Click here to hear memories of the 13th Canadian General Hospital in Cuckfield.

A WWII tank driving through Cuckfield

Follow the links at the top of the page to find out more about our Collection and Permanent Displays.  As well as a sample of Cuckfield’s Heritage.

We are run entirely by volunteers and rely solely on donations from our supporters and members.  See here for how you can help us.  If you’d like to donate an object to the Museum, please complete our Object Donation Enquiry form which can be found here.

A number of Loan Boxes are available for schools.  And we run a programme of Talks and Events throughout the year.  Click on the Outreach tab for more information on these and other outreach activities.

Our normal opening
hours are:

Wednesday to Saturday
10am till 12.30pm. 
Or by appointment.

You can find us at: 
Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL   

Or contact us on 07857-815880 info@cuckfieldmuseum.org

Admission is free but, as the Museum is solely funded from voluntary contributions, donations are welcomed.

Or join us as a Friend or Patron

Cuckfield Museum opened in 1981 as an independent museum where we aim 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.

We have come a long way from our early beginnings. The basis of the Museum’s collection is derived from the banker and local philanthropist Richard Bevan (1834-1918), who was the leading instigator of the building of the Queen’s Hall in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The Bevan family bequeathed to Cuckfield a number of items from Horsgate, the house built for them in 1865.

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