First World War

Call for Artists

As the centenary anniversary of the end of WW1 approaches East Grinstead Museum are preparing for an art exhibition. Artists, both emerging and established, are invited to view War related artifacts in our collection that are not usually on display, on 12th July 2018, or by appointment. One or more

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A Merry May Day!

Our very first Coffee, Cake and the Collection morning at the museum, this May bank holiday was a huge success; with 91 people through the doors its safe to say that it was a hit!  The cakes were delicious and the coffee freshly brewed, especially lovely as a treat to

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Annie Burrows

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Burrows was drawn to the Museum’s collection of surgical instruments acquired from Queen Victoria Hospital, some of which were used and modified during World War II by

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Hannah Buckley

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Hannah Buckley was drawn to a collection of drawings by Red Cross nurse Mollie Lentaigne. Lentaigne worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital as a medical artist for

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Susan Dodds

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Susan Dodds chose as her object a beautiful and intricately wrought silver trophy. Made in India, the trophy is decorated with foliage scrolls and four hunting scenes

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Sheri Gee

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In this post, we look at Sheri Gee’s choice, the cross-stitch sampler sewn by a ten year old girl from Baldwins Hill School in 1878. Sheri Gee’s interest was piqued by the

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Focussing on Townscape Artists: Jackie Watkins

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In choosing the iconic 1960s rotary dial telephone, Jackie Watkins felt inspired by personal memories of home and the installation of the first family telephone in early 1970. It’s easy to take

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Focussing on Townscape Artists: Harriet Brigdale

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features artwork by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. Over the next few weeks we will be focussing on one of these artists, the object they chose and the reason for that choice. Harriet Brigdale SGFA saw a carpet beater in

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