Cuckfield's heritage

The historic town of Cuckfield has a rich history stretching back over 900 years.  Not to mention the fact that there is evidence of dinosaurs roaming through the area 70 million years ago!

Click on the links below to find out more about just some aspects of Cuckfield’s heritage:

  • Around Old Cuckfield: A small sample of our extensive collection of postcards and photographs.
  • Dinosaur Discoveries: One of the earliest finds of dinosaur bones in the world was made in Cuckfield by Dr Gideon Mantell and his wife.
  • Trades and Businesses: A thriving market town from the Middle Ages, Cuckfield has been a centre for trades and businesses for hundreds of years. 
  • Buildings: Cuckfield has a number of heritage buildings ranging from a Workhouse to Manor houses.
  • Notable People: Home to a number of notable and interesting people.

If you are interested in this or any other Cuckfield topics, why not visit us in the museum.