Bridge Cottage revealed following renovation. Guided tours will be available there on Saturday.

Guided tours of Bridge Cottage available on Saturday

Guided tours of the newly restored Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, will be available on Saturday afternoon … but places are limited.

The official opening of the historic building coincides with St George’s Day, and you’ll find enactors outside dressed in the style of the time and carrying out Hands on History activities while involving the public.


A view of Bridge Cottage from the bridge over the River Uck.

There will be an opportunity for people to book a place on tours of the building for later in the day but because of its size places are limited and booking is essential if you want an early look at what has been going on inside.

A project update from the Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre says the official opening will enable them to thank the many groups and people who helped in the restoration of the iconic building.


The new paved and walled frontage of Bridge Cottage.

The press release says: “The occasion is very much one of celebrating the next phase of an on-going journey. It marks the point where the builders have departed and we now begin the process of creating a community facility right in the heart of Uckfield.”

The shell of the building is complete but internal fitting, fixtures and sorting out documentation to enable walk-in public access will take a few months to organise.

Bridge Cottage

How Bridge Cottage looked before restoration.

Over the next few months group tours will be hosted there, the building will be hired to specific groups and future bookings can be taken but it won’t be fully open for business immediately.

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