We offer a wealth of stimulating material and display 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 volunteers 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. You may also like to explore the archive in our research room.