Research Room

We have a small Research Room with many files and folders on local history, local families, buildings, businesses etc.   There is internet access and we also have various computer resources, such as the 1843 tithe map, some Sussex census records and a listing and photographs of the majority of the grave inscriptions in the Cuckfield churchyard. Visitors are able to research their family history and topics of historical interest.

We have a considerable collection of 19th and 20th century books and publications relating to a variety of topics and families in Sussex, including an almost full set of the Sussex Archaeological Society volumes and many from the Sussex Record Society collection.

There are a number of experts on our curatorial team who are happy to undertake specific research on a visitor’s behalf, particularly regarding family history. If you would like to take advantage of this service, for which there is a small charge of £10 an hour, please either pop into the museum during opening hours, or email us at