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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The Research Room

East Grinstead Museum has a wonderful research room available for visitors and researchers alike.   With books, magazines, and news paper cuttings about the local area you are able to read and research your area of interest. As a result of our Rebuilding Bodies & Souls exhibition we have welcomed medical and history students recently

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When East Grinstead lost the vote!

This week’s bi-election fever in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland has prompted us to look closer to home. Did you know, in 1832 East Grinstead was one of 56 borough constituencies to lose its franchise. Rather than gaining the vote, inhabitants of East Grinstead lost it! Along with the famous boroughs of Dunwich

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Monday’s Treat – The ‘Radio Centre’

The area and the road, King Street, that you see on the photograph was first developed in 1934 by William Christopher of the ‘Letheby & Christopher’ catering firm. The Art Deco style building, at the centre of the photograph, housed a cinema which could accommodate 1200 persons! It was named

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Job Opportunity: Collection Officer

Job Title: Collection Officer Location: East Grinstead Museum Responsible to: Trustees Line manager: Chairman Responsible for: Volunteers Hours: 2 days per week, 1 year contract Salary: £24,500 pro rata (£9,800) Closing Date: Monday 13th March, 5pm Interviews: Monday 20th March 2017 East Grinstead Museum has a vast collection telling the

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JOIN OUR TEAM…

Would you like to join East Grinstead Museums friendly team of stewards? Working in pairs at our Welcome Desk the stewards provide a warm welcome to visitors; introducing the permanent and temporary exhibitions, helping with general enquiries and selling merchandise from our shop. If you are interested in the local

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Margaret Birley shares her experiences of collecting Indian musical instruments

On Sunday 18th December, the museum’s last open day for 2016, East Grinstead Museum was delighted to be joined by Keeper of Musical Instruments, Margaret Birley from the Horniman Museum. Over 30 people attended the talk titled ‘Collecting Musical Instruments in India for the Horniman Museum’, which accompanies our loan

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Museum launches new shop

As part of the recent redevelopment the museum shop has been revamped and now stocks new ranges, including Guinea Pig Club souvenirs as well as other items exclusive to our shop and gifts for all the family. So if you are looking for that unique goody, pop in and see

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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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