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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Joining the 500 Club gives you the opportunity to support East Grinstead Museum and also gives you a chance to win a monthly prize, with 50% of the income being paid out as prize money. For £12.00 you will be entered into 12 monthly draws for prize money. The amount
Born on 1st July 1919, Eric Pearce is one of only a few non-RAF personnel who became a member of the famous Guinea Pig Club. As a Lieutanant in the Fleet Air Arm, Eric was testing a newly delivered Air Sea Rescue Sea Otter plane at Lee on Solent, Hampshire.