Wedding Dress Appeal Success

We’ve had an absolutely fantastic’ response to our appeal for wedding dresses for our exhibition next year. We want to include dresses work right up to the present day, and lots of brides have been in touch to tell us about their beautiful dresses from the 1970s onwards. We are

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Cards for Charity Pop-Up Shop

Visit the Cards for Charity pop up shop located in our Oak Room. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm. Access to view the whole of the beautifully restored house is available on Friday’s when we are now open 10am-3pm. Come and view the restoration, our specially commission painted cloth, Tudor banquet table, period

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Friday Open Days

Bridge Cottage Open Days – From November 4th to December 16th. A fantastic opportunity to come and discover the restoration work at Bridge Cottage. Join us  and explore the intimate rooms of this rare medieval ‘Wealden’ hall house built around 1436. At Bridge Cottage we open our doors for the

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Bridge Cottage! Take a look at the witch marks carved into our fire surround here during the 16/17th Century. Do you notice the Apotropaic designs, more commonly known as ‘ritual protection marks’ or ‘witch marks’. They aren’t in any way associated with witchcraft directly, despite the name,

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Atmospheric Halloween Event

This was a wonderful, atmospheric event. Bridge Cottage was the perfect venue for some spooky activities. The main hall fire was lit, we had illuminated pumpkins on show, a Tudor witch and plenty of Halloween craft activities.  

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SPOOKY FUN AT NIGHT

SPOOKY FUN THIS EVENING! Come along to Bridge Cottage at Night, a special Halloween themed family event which is part of the national Museums at Night celebration. A unique opportunity to explore the atmospheric Bridge Cottage at night – see our Halloween decorations, follow our spooky quiz trail and make

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The pot is cooking at the Cottage

Another pot cooking at Bridge Cottage this week for yr4 Harlands School food workshop. Your browser does not support the video tag.  

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Manitoba Beaver Colony Visit

Uckfield Manitoba Beaver Colony visited us last night. They had a tour of the house which included smelling herbs growing in our herb garden outside; viewing a Tudor banquet set up in the house and trying out some timber joints like those used by the Medieval carpenters who built Bridge

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Harlands Primary School Workshop

We welcomed year 3 from Harlands Primary School in Uckfield today for an educational workshop on ‘Food through the Ages’. The class watched how a pottage was made on our open fire. They prepared herbs and oats in their pestle and mortars ready to add to the soup. Next we

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Top Secret Sussex

TOP SECRET SUSSEX: WW2 sites. Come to our next evening talk on Thursday 3rd November 6-7pm. One of our education officers here, Nicola Stewart, will talk about interesting military presence in the area during WW2 such as: The top secret radio transmitter, code named Aspidistra, sited at Kings Standing on

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