Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. 1pm to 4pm Sundays. FREE Admission

Adult Group Visits

We offer a wealth of stimulating talks and events for adults looking to get to know more about the town, its history and heritage. 

Whilst we offer a variety of events for people to learn more about the history and heritage of the town, we also have many activities for adult community groups.

These cover both the history of East Grinstead, and the story of ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ which tells the story of Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club.

We welcome self guided group visits during our opening hours, but if you want to make your day extra special, we have a number of activities you might be interested in.

 

Museum tours

The History of East Grinstead Tour

A 50 minute guided tour of the museum, telling the story of East Grinstead from it's medieval roots to the modern day. Led by a museum volunteer.

The Guinea Pig Club Tour

A 50 minute guided tour of the museum, starting with a brief history of East Grinstead before bringing to life the story of pioneering surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe, his work at the Queen Victoria Hospital, highlighting important objects and significant events in the developments of burns treatment and plastic surgeon. Led by a museum volunteer.

We can also create special one off tours or sessions to fit your needs. Please contact us with your requirements and we can try to create something for your group.

East Grinstead High Street Tour

A 1 hour guided tour of the town's historic High Street, led by our knowledgable volunteer. Discover the hidden histories of the town's iconic buildings, and how they tell the stories of the town.

Costs

Each session costs £50 per group.

If you are interested, please contact us for bookings and further information.

History of Our Town

Group Talks

McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club Talk

A 1 hour talk delivered with a visual Powerpoint presentation telling the story of McIndoe, his early career, pioneering treatment at Queen Victoria Hospital and the formation of the Guinea Pig Club. The talk can be delivered at a venue of your choice or could be delivered online for your group.

If you are interested, please contact us for bookings and further information.

Learning for Adults

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