The Museum will be reopening from Thursday 3rd December until Friday 18th December 2020.

Click here for further information about reopening.

East Grinstead Museum is situated in a purpose built building in the centre of the town, only a few minutes from the historic High Street, the Museum tells the story of East Grinstead and the surrounding area from its early beginnings to the present day.


WHERE ARE WE

Old Market Yard
Cantelupe Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 3BJ

t: 01342 302233
e: info@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk

Opening Times:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are currently closed.

Facilities:
Wheelchair accessible display areas and toilet.
Designated parking space for disabled motorists.

Car Park:

Please note that our car park requires a permit to park in. Temporary permits are available from the Welcome Desk.

GET IN TOUCH

 

OUR MUSEUM

Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market town and surrounding area.

The town’s first museum opened in March 1926 in the St Swithun’s Church tower under the care of the then vicar, the Reverend Golding Golding-Bird. His collection began with a set of grappling irons, stored at the Church for accessibility. The interest they sparked gave him the idea of a town museum. Its collection was small but included photographs, paintings, tokens and First World War objects, amongst others.

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What our Visitors say

OUR COLLECTIONS

Upcoming Events & Activities

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

East Grinstead History

History of Our Town

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