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
West Sussex RH19 3BJ
t: 01342 302233
Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday and Bank holidays 1pm to 4pm
We hold public events some Mondays and Tuesdays,
please see 'WHAT'S ON'.
Wheelchair accessible display areas and toilet.
Designated parking space for disabled motorists.
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.
What our Visitors say
Thanks so much David for organising the Museum visit this morning – it was a great introduction and Bob did a brilliant job. Well done.
Thanks from me to. It was very interesting.
Bob gave us all a brilliant tour this morning! Loads and loads of information to extend our knowledge of the displays. A full turnout as well 😁
Thanks for organising
Really enjoyed it even my two kids listened. ❤️
Well done Bob very interesting.
Fabulous tour, thanks to all concerned.
Thank you so much for organising the event yesterday at the Museum we both enjoyed it so much how lucky were we all to have someone like Bob who had worked alongside the great man to give such a informative tour.
A very interesting morning. Thanks so much for the entertaining talk Bob.
Thankyou Bob for your tour and talk of the East Grinstead Museum very interesting, also thankyou for all your time as Secretary of the museum.
World Class talk, display, venue and reception team of volunteers. To be able to meet the man that can take you back in time was just unbelievable. Bob Marchant you are a beautiful human being. Thanks for sharing your life history and for caring to create such a great attraction for EG!
A really informative talk and display really enjoyed it as Bob brought it all to life a big thank you.
It was absolutely brilliant! Enjoyed every minute!
A hidden gem of a museum, highly recommendedJohn Paul
Very pleasantly surprised. Tells the story of a pioneering WWII burns hospital.Tom Mudd
East Grinstead Museum traces the history of the town and surrounding area through displays and technology. There are facilities for research and a children’s activity corner, as well as regular exhibitions, events and activities. Open Wed to Sat 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1 to 4pm. Free admission.Roy Henderson
This museum is really interesting. It has lots of information of local history (of course), but it also displays historical medical equipment that was used in previous years. Very welcoming staff and is actually a lovely place to go.Georg Phillip Telemann
Amazing history within the town. Definitely worth a visit, whether you are local or not.James Akehurst
My kids want to visit every museum now Tour guide Fran was funny, engaging, and full of fun quirky facts about the local area..Hannah Hunter
Cannot say enough about the East Grinstead Museum experience: fun, informative, never dull, fast paced and just give an amazing perspective on the town.Ruth Lawson
Loved the tour! This was one of the main reasons I chose to visit East Grinstead Museum.Teresa Barrett
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
As the days start to get longer, why not pop in to East Grinstead Museum…
Our ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ flagship exhibition opened in 2016, the 75th anniversary year of…
- 15 MarREAD MORE
Our friends at 'What's Happening in East Grinstead' Facebook arranged for Bob Marchant to give 2 guided tours of the Museum on Saturday 9th March.