A Guided Tour of Queen Victoria Hospital

Bob Marchant, honorary member of the Guinea Pig club and once an operating theatre technician at the Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) under Sir Archibald McIndoe, kindly gave a few of us museum staff a tour of the hospital. Built as a town hospital, the impact of WWII led to the

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The Research Room

East Grinstead Museum has a wonderful research room available for visitors and researchers alike.   With books, magazines, and news paper cuttings about the local area you are able to read and research your area of interest. As a result of our Rebuilding Bodies & Souls exhibition we have welcomed medical and history students recently

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Church visits Rebuilding Bodies & Souls Exhibition

American and European staff from St Hill visited the museum today for a tour given by Trustees Simon Kerr and Bob Marchant. They were astonished by the fascinating history of the Town as told by Simon and totally absorbed by the tales of Sir Archibald McIndoe and his pioneering plastic surgery

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BBC Six o’clock News feature the Guinea Pigs Memorial Unveiling by Duke of Edinburgh

Watch the video of the unveiling of the Guinea Pig memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum by the Duke of Edinburgh as featured on the BBC 6 o’clock News.

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Guinea Pig Memorial unveiling on ITN News

Watch the video of the unveiling of the Guinea Pig memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum as featured on ITN News.

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Guinea Pigs featured on Meridian Regional News

Watch the video of the Guinea Pigs featured on ITV Meridian Regional News.

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Desmond O’Connell and the Guinea Pig Club

When Flying Officer Desmond O’Connell’s bomber plane was sent on a mission to sink the Bismarck in 1941 only to crash into a hill in flames, the 21-year-old was so badly burned his colleagues contacted his mother to make arrangements for his funeral. An observer in the back of the

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Rebuilding Bodies and Souls: Learning and Community Engagement Officer Job Opportunity

As part of East Grinstead Museum’s ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls Project‘ an exciting opportunity has arisen for a ‘Learning and Community Engagement Officer’ (PT). The role is to: Use the Queen Victoria Hospital and Guinea Pig Club collections to develop an interesting, exciting and engaging Learning & Events Programme to

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