Royal Society of Medicine

We were delighted that following their meeting at the Queen Victoria Hospital on Saturday 8th April a group of the delegates from the Royal Society of Medicine, London visited the museum to see the new Rebuilding Bodies & Souls exhibition. Sir Barry Jackson, Past President of the Royal College Of

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A Guided Tour of Queen Victoria Hospital

Bob Marchant, honorary member of the Guinea Pig club and once an operating theatre technician at the Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) under Sir Archibald McIndoe, kindly gave a few of us museum staff a tour of the hospital. Built as a town hospital, the impact of WWII led to the

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New Temporary Exhibition About Rowfant Brickworks

Come along and see this exhibition. This temporary exhibition will tell the story of the Rowfant Brickworks and the family who ran it for many years. It will start on Wednesday 11th January when the museum re-opens after the Christmas break. We look forward to welcoming you back! FIND OUT MORE

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Free Talk – Collecting Musical Instruments in India

Bringing a varied range of exhibits to East Grinstead Sunday at 2 PM 18th December Free Afternoon talk presented by Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens – Collecting Musical Instruments in India. Object in Focus: Narsiga Find out more about this intriguing Indian musical

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Rebuilding Bodies and Souls – The Story of The Guinea Pig Club

How to explain the Guinea Pig Club? Simple, they were World War 2 aircrew shot down in flames, but lucky enough to be recovered by their own side and then commenced the long and gruelling process of recovery. Complicated, because the medical procedures to return them to a natural life

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Annie Burrows

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Burrows was drawn to the Museum’s collection of surgical instruments acquired from Queen Victoria Hospital, some of which were used and modified during World War II by

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Hannah Buckley

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Hannah Buckley was drawn to a collection of drawings by Red Cross nurse Mollie Lentaigne. Lentaigne worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital as a medical artist for

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Susan Dodds

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Susan Dodds chose as her object a beautiful and intricately wrought silver trophy. Made in India, the trophy is decorated with foliage scrolls and four hunting scenes

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Sheri Gee

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In this post, we look at Sheri Gee’s choice, the cross-stitch sampler sewn by a ten year old girl from Baldwins Hill School in 1878. Sheri Gee’s interest was piqued by the

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Focussing on Townscape Artists: Jackie Watkins

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In choosing the iconic 1960s rotary dial telephone, Jackie Watkins felt inspired by personal memories of home and the installation of the first family telephone in early 1970. It’s easy to take

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