“….in what was formerly a dusty lumber-room of the Church Tower…”

A volunteer bought these lovely ‘East Grinstead and its Parish Church’ booklets to my attention. The oldest of these seen on the left, is dated 1934 and sold for Threepence;  beautifully illustrated and printed by Exors of H.W. Cullen of East Grinstead, and low and behold include articles about East Grinstead Museum. The Museum

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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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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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When East Grinstead lost the vote!

This week’s bi-election fever in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland has prompted us to look closer to home. Did you know, in 1832 East Grinstead was one of 56 borough constituencies to lose its franchise. Rather than gaining the vote, inhabitants of East Grinstead lost it! Along with the famous boroughs of Dunwich

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The ‘Radio Centre’

The area and the road, King Street, that you see on the photograph was first developed in 1934 by William Christopher of the ‘Letheby & Christopher’ catering firm. The Art Deco style building, at the centre of the photograph, housed a cinema which could accommodate 1200 persons! It was named

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