By joining the Friends of the Museum for a subscription fee of £12 per year, you will receive free admission to our speaker nights as well as regular newsletters and invitations to Friends events.

There are approximately one hundred Friends who are actively involved in fund raising activities to support the Museum.  We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and many members have made new friends by joining in with the activities.

These range from helping out on our tombola stall at the Town’s May and Christmas Fairs, street collections, raffles and other special events.

Our members enjoy working as part of a team whose aim is to support, raise awareness of and funds for the town’s Museum.


Speaker Nights are held in the Museum on the first Friday of the month in November,March and April, and start at 8pm.
A meeting is also arranged in May, usually to an outdoor venue. Previously this has been a walking tour of Lindfield, and a visit to Imberhorne Farm.

They are free to members of the Friends, but there is a charge of £3.00 to non-members. We advertise our Speaker Nights widely in advance and consequently we get members of the local community joining us, especially if the guest speaker and topic in question appeals to them.

Some of our most notable Speaker Nights recently have been a talk on the History of the Crystal Palace, a personal account of a Polish childhood during the 2nd World War as well as talks on different historical aspects of East Grinstead.


Application forms are available at the Museum or download a copy here.
The subscription costs just £12 per year per person, for which you will receive:

  • Members’ newsletter
  • Invitation to special Friends’ events
  • Free admission to speaker nights.
  • Opportunities to give practical help to the Museum
  • Access to ‘behind the scenes’ information about the Museum’s collection

Alternatively, you can pay online for Friends Membership by clicking on the button below: