New Director to lead Cogges into the next phase of development

On the 14th March 2022, Melanie Marsh joined Cogges as the new Director. She brings invaluable experience and enthusiasm having previously worked as Property Manager for Fishbourne Roman Palace, part of Sussex Archaeological Society. Melanie worked at Fishbourne for over 3 years, managing this internationally renowned archaeological site as a successful heritage attraction and overseeing the daily running, including visitor experience and the commercial operations.

Previously Melanie worked for The Rifles Museum, the Regimental Museum of The Rifles, as their Museum Manager, leading on the formation of this new museum for over 6 years. And prior to that, she worked for the National Trust for several years in Visitor Experience and House Conservation, after studying a Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at The University of Leeds.

I am delighted to be leading Cogges as it enters the next chapter of its history. This is an exciting time for Cogges Manor Farm, with the National Lottery Heritage funded interpretation programme well underway, transforming its offer to broaden engagement with visitors and the wider community. I am looking forward to working with the incredible team of staff and volunteers to develop Cogges into a leading regional heritage visitor attraction.