Obituary: Michael Leppard

It is with deep regret that we learned of the death of Michael Leppard.  Michael was instrumental in setting up the museum as it’s its first Hon.Curator in 1976 and remaining a trustee until 2011. He was a distinguished local historian writing books and papers published in The East Grinstead

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The History of Almshouses and Sackville College

We’re delighted to announce that on 24 January 2020, Caroline Metcalf will give a talk at the Museum the history of almshouses, in particular the history of our neighbour, Sackville College.  Caroline will discuss the history of almshouses in England, how and why some were founded, and their traditions. She

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New temporary exhibition: Villages at War

To commemorate the ending of hostilities in WWI on November 11th 1918, the Mid Sussex District Council gave East Grinstead Museum a grant to curate a touring exhibition showing the impact the war had on the town and some of the nearby villages. Each community researched life before, during and after

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Help shape our future! We’re looking for two trustees to join our Board

East Grinstead Museum was founded in 1976. The Museum is independent, being managed by a board of eight voluntary trustees, and is totally dependent on grants, sponsorship and donations for its income. An exciting new opportunity has arisen for the board to recruit two new trustees to help take the

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Time for a new challenge? We’re looking for a Treasurer!

Fancy a new challenge, joining a fun and dynamic team whilst contributing to an amazing local resource? We’re looking for a new trustee to join our board. This voluntary position will play a vital role within our team. For more information, or to apply, please contact Colin Chester, Museum Manager.

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Family Activity Day Tues 27th August: Pirates Take over the Museum!

Family Activity Day Tues 27th August: Pirates Take over the Museum! Pirates are taking over the Museum! Come and join our (friendly) band of pirates; there will be lots to do and make and you won’t have to walk the plank!! Ages 4+ Children £3 each

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Join our 500 Club today, with chances for you to win whilst helping support our future!

Joining the 500 Club gives you the opportunity to support East Grinstead Museum and also gives you a chance to win a monthly prize, with 50% of the income being paid out as prize money. For £12.00 you will be entered into 12 monthly draws for prize money. The amount

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East Grinstead Museum completes transfer to CIO

East Grinstead Museum has completed its change from a Charitable Trust to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or CIO. CIOs are a relatively new legal structure available for charities or charitable groups that wish to be incorporated.  The structure, in effect, allows charities to enter into contracts as corporate entities with limited

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Family Activity Day 28th May – ‘Marvellous May Bugs!’

Family Activity Day – ‘Marvellous May Bugs!’ Drop in – 4 years and above Crafts and games for all the family based on bugs and garden creatures! Solve a word game, make a froggy fridge magnet, colour, stick, make and play! Come and join us for a fun-filled day! £3.00

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Museum Talk: Suffragettes and Suffragists, Thursday 9th May

Come and hear the story of this epic struggle and decide for yourself – would you have been a Suffragist, a Suffragette or would you have chosen not to take part in the battle at all? Reserve your place now!

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