East Grinstead Museum

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East Grinstead Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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KarenHacker
Wembley, UK13 contributions
A SMALL MUSEUM WITH A LOT TO SEE
Sep 2021
So pleased that we visited this museum. We were there for about 2 hours. The museum is small but there is plenty of material with which to engage, whether it is the history of the town or the people who have lived there. Of particular interest would be the the information and exhibits relating to The Guinea Pig Club and Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering work in plastic surgery on those brave airman who suffered severe burns during World War II. This museum is well worth a visit.
Written September 2, 2021
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zu m
United Kingdom123 contributions
East Grinstead Museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum is small but interesting, It has pictures and illustrations referring to the patients of the Queen Victoria Hospital during WWII.
Entrance is free but donations are welcome.
Historical records of the town are exhibited through images, documents and objects.
Also, the kind staff is willing to answer any question a visitor might have.
Written February 1, 2020
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ANN B
6 contributions
Added trip to Standen .
Aug 2019
Of great interest as features the great things that happened at Queen Victoria Hospital. They were given a quiz to find out things. Very well done and worth another visit
Written August 7, 2019
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jvaca2018
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
Eye opening! Informative!
May 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed my tour of this tiny museum. The ladies running the show know a lot about the area and were super helpful. It is a walk around yourself and read the information museum and a must for anyone visiting East Grinstead. They have old videos of the town and people which was really fun to watch. The history on the soldiers who were mended in the town during the wars was endearing and heartbreaking but most interesting to learn about. Highly recommend.
Written June 12, 2019
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blueangel55
East Grinstead, UK18 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2019 • Solo
Useful, interesting small but perfect. For visitors of all ages and local people to use different things and activities to do. Schools find it helpful as well
Written June 5, 2019
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,591 contributions
Local Museum of International Renown!
May 2019 • Couples
As well as the local history side of the museum, which is interesting in and of itself, East Grinstead Museum has become the memorial for the 649 members of the Guinea Pig Club and their carers. Before surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe, people with serious burns were treated by amputations. McIndoe and his dedicated team at the Queen Victoria Hospital changed this approach through innovative surgery. Whilst some of the exhibits are, frankly, too graphic for me, the team did amazing work.

East Grinstead became affectionately known as ‘the town that didn’t stare’ - what a wonderful testimony. I had seen a TV documentary on the Guinea Pig Club and the special exhibits really bring the great work to life - highly recommended!
Written June 5, 2019
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Lovetodance2016
East Grinstead, UK18 contributions
Living History
Oct 2018 • Solo
This delightful museum is rather off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Entry is free, although donations are of course much appreciated.
It does not cover a vast floor space and is divided into two sections. The left-hand one is devoted to East Grinstead through the ages, with interesting artefacts that are changed at regular intervals to avoid over-familiarity. The other side is a tribute to the work of the renowned surgeon Archie McIndoe, who pioneered cosmetic surgery work with burns suffered by aircrew victims during the second World War with tremendous success.
Although everyone is welcome I really don't know, if there were many people there, whether a pushchair/stroller would be convenient to manoeuvre but otherwise I know they would be delighted to see young children and there are lots of small items in the gift section that would appeal to youngsters. That is the reason I have ticked 'Not Sure'.
Groups are welcome and appointments can be made with the appropriate department at the Museum. Talks are also given throughout the year and there are activities for children during the holidays.
Written March 20, 2019
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john_gilfoyle
Aldershot, UK12 contributions
A must for both WW2 and Medical historians,
Nov 2018
Found this museum small but extremely interesting, easy parking with relitively little cost to the visit. The museum is of intersst to all including WW2 historians and would suggest a must for medical students. The museum is staffed by very enthusiastic and informative volunteers.
Written February 4, 2019
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Caroline H
East Grinstead, UK23 contributions
Visit with family
Sep 2018 • Family
Visited the museum with my eldest son. Very interesting displays about the history of East Grinstead and the burns unit at the hospital.
Written January 20, 2019
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Hugh F
Colchester, UK36 contributions
Fascinating insight to Macindoe & the Guinea Pig Club - well presented
Nov 2018 • Family
Fascinating insight to Macindoe & the Guinea Pig Club, Very well presented displays, easy to read and informative. A nice cosy museum with history of East Grinstead as well. Does not take too much time but well worth a visit.
Written November 26, 2018
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