Set up in 1995, East Grinstead Museum has a mission to preserve and develop the important collection of which it is the custodian.

This collection forms a unique combination recording both the story of a town which formed an historic staging post between London and the coast together with the McIndoe Collection and story of the Guinea Pig Club which is of worldwide interest and importance.

Staffed principally by volunteers our aim is as follows.

  • Maintaining a sustainable and resilient Museum
  • Safeguarding the collections through the highest standards of preservation, collections management and good governance
  • Making the collections accessible through inspirational and innovative interpretation, exhibitions, education and outreach to the community it serves.


  • Cllr Stephen Ody

  • Hugh Kelly

  • Ruth Scrase

  • Christina Bradstreet

  • Amy Dillman

  • Lester Porter

  • Dorothy Hatswell East Grinstead Museum

    Dorothy Hatswell

  • bob marchant east grinstead museum team

    Bob Marchant

  • Andrew Brock


  • Jonathan Parrett



    East Grinstead History

    History of Our Town

    East Grinstead has a long history, from the Medieval period to the present day. Set out in the early Twelfth Century by a French noble…

    Rebuilding Bodies and Souls

    Our ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ flagship exhibition opened in 2016, the 75th anniversary year of the foundation of the Guinea Pig Club This exhibition tells…