|Phone||01444 473 630||Or by appointment|
|Website||Cuckfield Museum||Closed in January|
Cuckfield Museum is a small museum on the first floor of Queen's Hall on Cuckfield High Street. It has displays and artefacts from Cuckfield's history which dates back to at least 1091.
Admission if free but donations are welcome as it is run by volunteers. There are also books and souvenirs for sale in a small shop.
Free parking is available at the back of Queen's Hall and there is also a large pay and display car park on Broad Street.
Clockmaking in Cuckfield dates back to at least 1627 and continued until the late 1990s. Iron working was Cuckfield's most profitable industry from the mid 16th century until the late 18th century. It then became an important staging post for coaches between Horsham and Hastings as well as Brighton and London until Haywards Heath railway station took over. The last stage coach passed through Cuckfield in 1903. In the 19th century Cuckfield became an important site for early dinosaur discoveries with fossils discovered in local quarries on display around the world.
|Date and Time||Where||What||Further information|
|Thursday 27 February 2:30pm||Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield||Talk: The Royal Sussex Regiment in World War I||Talk by Matthew Jones, Assistant County Archivist at West Sussex Record Office. Free entry.|
|Wednesday 19 March 2:30pm||Tudor Hall, Old School, Cuckfield||Talk: 500 Years of Education in Cuckfield.||Talk by Jo Roche, former pupil. Ticket required in advance.|
|Thursday 15 May 7:15pm||Borde Hill||Talk: From Rose to Camellia: A History of Borde Hill||Talk by Andrew John Stevenson Clarke on architecture, landscape and plants. Tickets £5 and required in advance.|
|Tuesday 17 June 2:30pm||Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield||Talk: C E Kempe in Cuckfield||Talk by Brian Tester. Tickets required in advance.|
|Thursday 11 September 8pm||Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield||Talk: Charles II and His Escape Through Sussex||Talk by Helen Pool. Tickets required in advance.|
|Tuesday 14 October 2:30pm||Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield||Talk: The History and Secrets of Wakehurst Place||Talk by John Withall. Tickets required in advance.