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

School Sessions

East Grinstead Museum covers the story of the town from prehistory to the present day and serves as a great local history case study for use in both primary and secondary schools, as well as other educational settings.

The Museum also has a display dedicated to the story of the Guinea Pig Club and their surgeon Archibald McIndoe which is a story of international significance for its place in the history of medicine and the part East Grinstead played in the Second World War.

The Museum welcomes self-guided visits - all we ask is that you let us know that you plan on coming. There are resources available to aid those visits.

We also offer sessions, both at the Museum or in your school. Please see the types of sessions we offer below.

 

Visits to the Museum

We offer guided sessions for schools visiting the museum. These include a tour of the exhibits, and object handling sessions using our collections.

These can be on any local history topics related to the National Curriculum - although we specialise in the story of the Guinea Pig Club and the development of East Grinstead, we are happy to try creating bespoke sessions on any topic.

These sessions cost £2 per child.

If you would like to discuss a visit, please contact us.

Visiting Schools

We offer guided sessions at your school - they include using our handling collections to help with topics, or using a mixture of a powerpoint presentation and handling objects.

These can be on any local history topics related to the National Curriculum - although we specialise in the story of the Guinea Pig Club and the development of East Grinstead, we are happy to try creating bespoke sessions on any topic.

These sessions cost £2 per child.

If you would like to discuss a visit, please contact us.

Previous Sessions have included "How to make a Museum", where children learnt about what makes a good museum and had a good at making their own, and how the railways came to East Grinstead.

 

Education at the Museum