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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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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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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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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Church visits Rebuilding Bodies & Souls Exhibition

American and European staff from St Hill visited the museum today for a tour given by Trustees Simon Kerr and Bob Marchant. They were astonished by the fascinating history of the Town as told by Simon and totally absorbed by the tales of Sir Archibald McIndoe and his pioneering plastic surgery

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Free Talk – Collecting Musical Instruments in India

Bringing a varied range of exhibits to East Grinstead Sunday at 2 PM 18th December Free Afternoon talk presented by Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens – Collecting Musical Instruments in India. Object in Focus: Narsiga Find out more about this intriguing Indian musical

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