East Grinstead Through Local Art

Our upcoming exhibition uses local creative talent to reflect the rich and varied history of East Grinstead and the surrounding villages. As part of the project, the museum invited local artists for their creative responses.  They used a mixture of objects, from items about local trades, to ones about historical

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The Famous Nursing Nuns of East Grinstead

Our current temporary exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Old Convent on Moat Road. The first phase of this Victorian complex opened on 20th July 1870. It was to become the largest Anglican religious house in the country. Home to the Sisters of St Margaret until 1972, the Old

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Victorian Christmas Cards

Many of our present day customs at Christmas Time are often credited to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Consort.     However, Christmas cards were sent in 1830, before he arrived in this country.     The first Christmas trees to be used in a domestic setting and decorated, were introduced

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Villages at War. New temporary exhibition.

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

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Temporary Exhibition: The Royal Sussex Regiment during World War 1

As the days start to get longer, why not pop in to East Grinstead Museum to see our latest exhibition? This small display focuses on the story of the Royal Sussex Regiment during the First World War.  The display has been created in partnership with the Royal Sussex Regiment Museum

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Art Work Commemorating The End Of The 1st World War

EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM PRESS RELEASE Year 5 Pupils Commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the End of World War One with Installation of Artworks at East Grinstead Museum Images are available from East Grinstead Museum: info@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk Artwork commemorating the end of the First World War created by Year 5 children

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Eleven Eleven

Following a successful call out to local artists, we are happy to announce our latest exhibition: Eleven Eleven. This exhibition will commemorate the end of the First World War. Local artists will be displaying their work, in a variety of mediums, on the theme of warfare.  Inspired by our collections

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An Image of Helen Beale

Helen Beale: Never at Sea

With the days getting shorter, why not pop into East Grinstead Museum and discover the story of Helen Beale? Helen Beale, who lived at Standen, played an important part in the Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS). The WRNS played an important role in the First World War, with women serving

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project

Why not come and see the results of the recently completed “Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project”? This Wellcome Trust funded project saw staff at the West Sussex Record Office work with the patient records from the Queen Victoria Hospital. The Hosptial transferred these records to the Record Office in 2012. They

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Dame Vera Lynn OBE

Happy Birthday Vera Lynn!

Dame Vera Lynn, the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’, turns 100 on 20th March. To mark this special occasion, East Grinstead Museum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the enduring appeal of this much-loved entertainer. As part of our permanent Guinea Pig exhibition, the remaining Guinea Pigs and the members of the Friends of the Guinea Pigs, wish to pay tribute to a

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