History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The museum offers genealogical records and facilities for tracing family history in the Cuckfield area. in addition, there are old Parish Magazines, postcards, old maps, and parish records.
A special display tells the story of Gideon Mantell, a local doctor who discovered the first dinosaur known to science, the Iguanodon, at a local quarry. The Iguanodon is sometimes known as The Cuckfield Dinosaur.
Artist Robert Bevan was brought up in Cuckfield, and the museum houses several paintings and drawings by Bevan, as well as details about the artist's life.
The museum is located in the Edith Payne Free Library on High Street, a Grade II listed building erected as Queen's Hall and Public Library in 1897 (the 'Queen' being a tribute to Queen Victoria, whose Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in that year). The frontage borrows period details from historic properties in the village, and the interior features a staircase with twisted balusters and the hall has a hammer-beam style roof.
About Cuckfield Museum
Address: Queen's Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England, RH17 5EL
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Free entry
Website: Cuckfield Museum
Phone: 01444 473630
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Borde Hill Garden - 1.6 miles (Garden)
Nymans - 3.8 miles (Garden)
High Beeches Gardens - 4.2 miles (Garden)
Leonardslee Gardens - 5.2 miles (Garden)
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft - 6 miles (Museum)
Priest House - 6 miles (Historic Building)
Bluebell Railway - 6.2 miles (Family Attraction)
Sheffield Park - 6.9 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to Cuckfield Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Burgess Hill Town Council
96 Church Walk
Tel: 01444 238 202