The Union Workhouse in East Grinstead

Workhouses, in existence since the sixteenth century,  were designed to accommodate able bodied paupers, who were expected to work  at menial (and  usually pointless)  tasks,  in return for food and accommodation. However, it was increasingly the elderly and disabled who were admitted, along  with people who were injured or ill,

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The Friends of East Grinstead Museum Christmas Hamper Raffle

Come and try your luck to win our beautiful hamper, loaded with scrumptious goodies! Tickets are only £1.00 a strip and all proceeds go to support the  Museum  

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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 23rd November  

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Autumn Arts and Crafts

Families are warmly invited to attend our Autumn Arts and Crafts session.

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THE EAST GRINSTEAD SUFFRAGISTS

          Muriel, Countess de la Warr                 Lady Indina Sackville In a May 1911 survey, eight out of ten women in East Grinstead said that they preferred not to have the vote!  This view of women’s suffrage echoed prevailing opinion

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Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a social evening at Pizza Express on the 1st October to help raise funds. East Grinstead and the surrounding area has a rich history and we enjoy sharing this through exhibitions, a variety of talks, tours and activities.  Our history reaches not just the local community but

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Job Opportunity: Museum Manager

Job Title: Museum Manager Responsible to: Chair of Trustees Responsible for: Volunteers, project staff Salary: £26,000 pro rata Hours: 21 hours per week, 1-year contract with the potential of extension Closing date: 5pm, Monday 10th September 2018 Interviews: Monday 17th September 2018 Start date: October 2018 (some flexibility) The Museum Manager will be responsible for running the museum

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Vacancy: Trustee Treasurer

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Trustee Treasurer.  The Treasurer will work closely with the Chair and the Board, overseeing the Museum’s external bookkeeper and Museum volunteers providing finance related support. As a Trustee, you will be asked to attend a minimum of 6 Board meetings a year.   In addition,

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Ye Dorset Arms at East Grinstead

What’s in a name? Previously The Newe Inn, The Ounce, and The Cat, The Dorset Arms has been an inn for over 500 years. There was a building on the site from much earlier times, demonstrated by the long portland behind, and what commendable foresight the medieval town planners showed

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Announcement – New Chair of Trustees

East Grinstead Museum, which tells the story of East Grinstead and the surrounding area, including the remarkable story of the Guinea Pig Club, announced today the appointment of Lester Porter as its new Chair of Trustees Retiring chair, Lloyd Richards welcomed Lester to the Board bringing to it his significant

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