Cuckfield’s history explored through 20 rarely seen objects at museum display

Cuckfield Museum’s opening display for 2020 explores the history of the village from the distant past right through to the 1960s.

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:37 pm
A photograph of Cuckfield Park, built in the sixteenth century by wealthy iron master Henry Bowyer
A photograph of Cuckfield Park, built in the sixteenth century by wealthy iron master Henry Bowyer

‘A History of Cuckfield in 20 Objects’ takes visitors on a journey from an iguanodon bone from Whitemans Green, which is more than 66 million years old, to an Independent State of Cuckfield passport from the mid twentieth century.

Many of the objects are from the museum’s reserve collection and are rarely seen but they each represent an aspect of local life over the centuries.

The artefacts chosen also demonstrate the immense wealth generated by the iron industry, as well as the ‘golden age’ of stage coaches passing through the village between London and Brighton.

‘A History of Cuckfield in 20 Objects’ will run until May.

For more information, visit www.cuckfieldmuseum.org.