East Grinstead Museum’s ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ exhibition tells the story of Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club.

The linked education program provides a wealth of learning opportunities for young learners and teachers to engage with this important aspect of East Grinstead’s history. Help your pupils to discover more about the interesting world of plastic surgery, psychological rehabilitation and the post-war medical developments which McIndoe pioneered. Learn about the way in which the whole community of East Grinstead supported McIndoe’s work to become ‘the town that didn’t stare’.

Our learning programme encompasses all of East Grinstead’s recorded history, and our knowledgeable volunteers will guide young learners through the story of the town, from its earliest beginnings to the current day, in the form of stimulating talks and historical walks.

We can work with you to tailor learning packages to the specific needs of your young learners at eros.