LEARNING FOR ADULTS
We offer a wealth of stimulating talks and events for adults looking to get to know more about the town, its history and heritage.
East Grinstead Museum’s ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ exhibition tells the story of Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club. The linked learning program provides a wealth of learning opportunities for adults to engage with this important story in East Grinstead’s history. We will help you to discover more about the interesting world of plastic surgery, psychological rehabilitation and the post-war medical developments which McIndoe pioneered.
Our knowledgeable team will guide you through the history of the town, from its earliest beginnings to the current day, in the form of stimulating talks and historical walks.
As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project we are offering local community groups the opportunity to come for a guided tour of the museum or our Learning Officer can deliver a talk on McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club at a venue of your choice.
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 member of our learning team.
McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club Talk
A 45 minute-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 with the additional option of a short artefact handling session.