Tombola prizes needed for the Christmas Fair

  The Friends of East Grinstead Museum are running their very popular Tombola Stall at the Christmas Fair on 1st December. We would be very grateful for any donations.  

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Shop New Arrival

    Looking for a gift ideas? Then come to our shop and find out about new range of   “William Morris”  inspired products.     “William Morris was one of the most influential designers of the nineteenth century and remains today one of the best known of British designers. Morris was

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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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John Hunter – Chief Anaesthetist – Key Member of McIndoe’s surgical team

McIndoe was supported by a very able operating team, Jill Mullins, Theatre Sister and John Hunter, Chief Anaesthetist. Like Jill Mullins, John Hunter was a key member of McIndoes team prior to 1939 and was brought by McIndoe to the Queen Victoria Hospital to be part of the “Firm of

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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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Childhood in East Grinstead

    This exhibition is designed to be a whistle stop tour of childhood in East Grinstead. Imagine the world before radio and television, not to mention the Internet, I-pads, computer games, Facebook and all other things we rely upon to keep us amused and entertained today. What on earth

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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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