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Ifield Watermill
Hyde Drive
Ifield
Crawley

West Sussex
RH11 0PL
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Telephone: 01293 539 088

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Overview of collections

The current collections are housed in two main buildings, the Museum Centre in Goffs Park, Southgate, Crawley and the Watermill in Ifield, Crawley. These generally cover the existing New Town area which comprises the old parishes of Crawley and Ifield; Gatwick, and to a limited extent the neighbouring parishes of Worth; Slaugham; Lower Beeding and Charlwood, which has a closely associated history. Collections include rural crafts and industries especially those relating to Wealden iron, a comprehensive collection of shoemakers' tools and a small collection of decorative textiles. Part of the collection relates the history of Crawley New Town to the Garden City and New Town movements.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Visitors can see the milling machinery and working waterwheel, together with rural crafts and industries especially those relating to Wealden iron.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture (Ifield Watermill)
A small collection relating to rural crafts and industries.
Archives (Ifield Watermill)
The current collections cover the existing New Town area which comprises the old parishes and to a limited extent the...
Science & Industry (Ifield Watermill)
The collection holds around 1350 items relating to local trades and industries e.g. there are a number of artefacts r...
Social History (Ifield Watermill)
The social history collections number around 500 items and relate to the old parishes of Crawley and Ifield, Gatwick ...

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