Rebuilding Bodies and Souls

Our ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ flagship exhibition opened in 2016, the 75th anniversary year of the foundation of the Guinea Pig Club This exhibition tells the story of the birth of reconstructive and plastic surgery in East Grinstead during the Second World War. It focuses on the story through the

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East Grinstead History

History of Our Town

East Grinstead has a long history, from the Medieval period to the present day. Set out in the early Twelfth Century by a French noble whose family came to England in 1066, the early town focused on the High Street. One feature were portlands which were long gardens allowing homeowners

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The Post Comes to East Grinstead

Our latest special exhibition, “The Post Comes to East Grinstead”, (guest curated by the East Grinstead Stamp and Postcard Club), runs until October 31st 2016. The display begins with details of the earliest regular postal service in Sussex and features many key events in the postal history of the area

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Townscape 2016

Townscape 2016 runs until 5 September and has been put on with East Grinstead’s contemporary artist group Example Art. A sister exhibition at the town library which runs from 3 June to 3 September shows work by the pupils of Sackville and Imberhorne schools. See our Events Page for details about

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Remembering East Grinstead’s Markets and Fairs

The Trustees welcomed guests associated with the town’s market in days gone by, our Patrons, Friends and exhibition volunteers amongst others. Museum Trustee Simon Kerr said a few words of welcome and spoke about how fitting it was the the Museum launch an exhibition on the town’s markets and fairs

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Not Just “Jam & Jerusalem”, Celebrating 100 Years of the WI

A special exhibition ‘Not Just “Jam & Jerusalem”, Celebrating 100 years of the WI’ is now in its final weeks. If you haven’t already visited the Museum to see the exhibition which focuses on the roles of six local WIs (Kingscote, Felbridge, Crawley Down Evening, Sharpthorne, Dormans Evening and Meridian)

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