Call for Artists

As the centenary anniversary of the end of WW1 approaches East Grinstead Museum are preparing for an art exhibition. Artists, both emerging and established, are invited to view War related artifacts in our collection that are not usually on display, on 21st June 2018, or by appointment. One or more of

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May Madness this half term!

Our family activity volunteers have fabulous May Madness crafts planned for our half term activity day. Pop by and get stuck in! Tuesday 29th May, 10.30am to 3pm £2 per child – 4 years +  

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EAST GRINSTEAD HIGH STREET

 Image 1. East Grinstead was founded in medieval times.  The broad High Street was designed as a market place, lined on either side by long narrow strips called ‘portlands’, each about 200 metres, or one furlong  in length. (Ah, the rods, chains and furlongs of my youth, so diligently learned,

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Friends of East Grinstead Museum: Tombola prizes urgently needed!

Please help support the Museum by donating a prize for the Friends tombola stall at the Town’s May Fair. Unwanted toys, toiletries,  gifts, bottles of wine and spirits, are urgently needed. They can be handed into the Museum up to the 27th April

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Vacancy: Chair of Trustees

East Grinstead Museum (EGM) wish to recruit a new Chairperson to lead the board and help take the Museum forward into its next phase of development. As a Trustee, you will be asked to attend a minimum of 6 Board meetings a year.  In addition, there may be supplementary meetings

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Book Keeping Opportunity

We are looking for a voluntary book-keeper who will work closely with the trustees of the East Grinstead Museum.  The main purpose of the role is to help the trustees ensure the Museum operates within its budget by recording and processing income and expenditure accurately and reconciling all income and

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The Forgotten Story of Benjamin Rycroft

Whilst many people are familiar with the work of Archibald McIndoe within the field of plastic surgery, few people are aware of part that East Grinstead plays within the history of eye surgery, especially with the setting up of eye banks. Rycroft Arrives The most important person behind this story

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MY HOUSE, IN THE MIDDLE OF MY STREET ….

Museum volunteer and local resident Loral Bennett uses the Museum archives to look at the history of 85 West Street At one time, West Street was known as Chapel Lane, as it led to the town cemetery chapel, with its separate areas for the established church worshippers and dissenters. Until

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A huge achievement for Bob Marchant

East Grinstead Museum are thrilled for Bob who has received The Mid Sussex District Council Community Service Award for outstanding service to the community as Secretary of The Guinea Pig Club & Trustee to the Museum. Presented by The High Sheriff of West Sussex, Lady Emma Barnard & Cllr Bruce Forbes

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Military Nurses Visit East Grinstead Museum

On Wednesday 19th of July, East Grinstead Museum welcomed 8 Military Nurses from both the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and Birmingham for a tour of the Rebuilding Bodies and Souls exhibition. The Military Nurses held a fund raising event at the Queen Victoria Hospital and kindly donated half the funds

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