Our latest display is entitled ‘Everything stops for tea‘. Our new display takes a light-hearted look at the long-established tradition of Cuckfield tearooms by displaying a range of quirky and unusual teapots. Click here for an overview.
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 current opening
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.