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Cuckfield Museum

Cuckfield Museum

Address Queen's Hall
High Street
Cuckfield
West Sussex
RH17 5EL
Opening Hours
DayFromTo
Wednesday 10:00 12:30
Friday 10:00 12:30
Saturday 10:00 16:00
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.

Events

Date and TimeWhereWhatFurther 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.

Cuckfield Museum

Cuckfield Museum

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