Bob’s Triumph: “A Trip to the Museum” Brings in the Crowds!

Our friends at 'What's Happening in East Grinstead' Facebook arranged for Bob Marchant to give 2 guided tours of the Museum on Saturday 9th March.  These have proved so popular, they were both full with more people interested in coming than we could accommodate!  We obtained some wonderful feedback from

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Calling all Friends! We need raffle prizes!

Please help us to restock our prizes for the May Fair Tombola stall, raising money for the Museum. New and unwanted toys, games, cuddly toys, wine and toiletries will be gratefully received. Please leave at the Museum by 1st May

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NAUGHTY DR BEECHING, WHO AXED OUR RAILWAY

NAUGHTY DR BEECHING, WHO AXED OUR RAILWAY     “Oh, Dr Beeching, what have you done? There once were lots of trains to catch, but soon there will be none. I’ll have to go and buy a bike, cause I can’t afford a car. Oh, Dr Beeching, what a naughty

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John Paul left a review for East Grinstead Museum on Google My Business

East Grinstead Museum Congrats! You got a 5-star review “A hidden gem of a museum, highly recommended” Reviewed by JOHN PAUL GREENFIELD READ REVIEW Learn more Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store Ask an expert

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Museum Trustee wanted (Fundraising lead)

East Grinstead Museum, an independent volunteer run charitable trust, is looking to increase the Board’s skills by recruiting an additional trustee to help take the Museum forward into its next phase of development.  Ideally, this individual should have a strong background in fundraising and grant securing within the museum sector.

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East Grinstead Museum - Copyhold Farm house

The Hucknall Estate, Excerpt From an Article by David Gould

The Hucknall Estate, a small corner of East Grinstead, tucked away behind the railway station, was an investment of coal merchant William Best, who transported coal from Hucknall near Nottingham. It consists of Grosvenor, Crescent & part of Park Roads. Best bought Killick’s, or Copyhold, Farm, whose land had stretched

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‘Animal Magic’ Family Fun Day! Tuesday 19th February

Drop in – 4 years and above – £3 per child Animal-themed crafts and games for all the family. Make an animal mask, take home an elephant, solve a word game, colour, stick, make and play ! Come and join us for a day full of different animals !

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Request for tombola and raffle prizes

After the success of or tombola stall at the Christmas Fair, our stock of prizes is sadly depleted! Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents which you can donate  to us? If so, please leave at the Museum for the attention of Jennie Hollins.

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Book Review: “Sussex Industrial Heritage”

Here is a brilliant review of a book entitled “Sussex Industrial Heritage” in the current issue of “Sussex Life” magazine. We have got this book in stock in our shop. Next time when you pay us a visit please ask about this title! Sussex Life, January 2019 copy

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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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