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The pleasant, busy Sussex market town of East Grinstead features some truly magnificent historic timber-framed buildings, shoulder-to-shoulder with more modern shops in the High Street. There is a varied selection of familiar stores, and more independent, individual shops like the well-stocked bookshop in Tudor House, which dates back to 1555, and is very near the War Memorial bus stop. It’s got a café too, so why not pop in for a browse and a coffee?
Just behind the impressive, medieval-style, sandstone church of St. Swithun (www.swithun.co.uk) with its beautiful stained glass and magnificent pipe organ, is the Chequer Mead Arts & Theatre complex (www.chequermead.org.uk) with a 318-seat theatre, art gallery, café and giant mural illustrating 1000 years of the town’s history.
East Grinstead’s buildings are steeped in history, none more so than Sackville College on the edge of the town centre. The Grade 1 listed almshouse is a beautifully designed and preserved early Jacobean building of Sussex sandstone. The College, with its original period furniture, and a few architectural surprises, is open for guided tours in the summer months.
East Grinstead Museum is a light and airy modern building housing the towns’ social history, just off the High Street in Cantelupe Road. The displays are anything but dusty, and admission is FREE! Show your Metrobus bus ticket at the Museum shop, and get a free postcard (one use only).
The Atrium in King Street - with its distinctive glass façade - incorporates a cinema, The Crow’s Nest bar, and a Wetherspoons pub, but there are plenty of cafés, restaurants and tea rooms to chose from in a town catering for all tastes.
After a look around, why not change here onto another of our bus routes if you are keen to explore a little further?
We recommend that you call Sackville College on 01342 323414 to confirm opening hours and admission charges before making your journey,. Groups all year by arrangement.
We recommend that you visit www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk to confirm opening hours before making your journey, or call East Grinstead Museum on 01342 302233.
We also recommend that you visit www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/tourism before making your journey, or call the East Grinstead Tourism Initiative on 01342 410121 for details about attractions in the area.