We’ve Got Half Term Covered!

Our ever popular Children’s half term crafts are on next week 15/16/17th Feb 10am-12noon. Only £1.50/child. We look forward to seeing you all then.

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A Generous Donation

Yesterday we received a wonderful and very generous donation of various objects for our handling collection, and some loans for use in our upcoming war exhibitions. Among the treasures were these handwritten wartime cookbooks. Notice the recipe titles in French in one of the books – this is because the

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#ThrowbackThursday

We’re busy in the Bridge Cottage Heritage Hub today, archiving some 19th century ledgers and diaries. On this day in 1875 the weather was apparently quite similar to today – “wet, fine misty rain” according to Mr George St John Smith of Haywards Heath. #throwbackthursday

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Interested in researching your Family History?

Is your New Year’s Resolution to find out more about your family history? Come along to our Beginners Course in Family History starting next Tuesday. INTRODUCTION SESSION IS FREE Beginning Tuesday 10th January 10-11.30am 6 week course – £5/week For full course details, please click here You can buy the full 6 weeks

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Show and Tell – Around the world and back again

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Show and Tell evening last night, and especially to those who brought something to tell us about. The stories shared took us around the world and back again, from the Ashdown Forest to Egypt to Australia. And what fascinating stories there

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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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