New temporary exhibition: Villages at War

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

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Childhood in East Grinstead

    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

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Help shape our future! We’re looking for two trustees to join our Board

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

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Time for a new challenge? We’re looking for a Treasurer!

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.

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Family Activity Day Tues 27th August: Pirates Take over the Museum!

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

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Join our 500 Club today, with chances for you to win whilst helping support our future!

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

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Eric celebrates his 100th Birthday

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. 

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EAST GRINSTEAD MARKET

    EAST GRINSTEAD MARKET, HIGH STREET AND CANTELUPE ROAD In 1247, a Royal charter was granted to the Lord of the Manor, for the right to hold a market every week in East Grinstead High Street, and a fair lasting two days on 24 and 25 July. The medieval

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THE WOODBURY HOTEL

            THE WOODBURY HOTEL I have such fond memories of The Woodbury Hotel. My parents owned it during the nineteen seventies and, although I was largely away at university –and later drama school – I remember many happy times spent within its beautiful walls. My

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Sister Jill Mullins – Key Member of McIndoe’s surgical team

Sir Archibald McIndoe, the pioneering Plastic Surgeon had a brilliant team assisting him with his ground-breaking surgical methods. “The Immortal Trio” or the “Firm of Three” as they were called, consisted of Archibald McIndoe, Plastic surgeon, John Hunter, Anaesthetist and Jill Mullins, Theatre Sister. Jill was a slim attractive woman

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