Grange Museum Past Exhibitions

Here you will find links to the pages for the old exhibitions held in the Grange Museum.

Kipling: The Rottingdean Years

Rudyard Kipling was at The Elms for only a few short years (1897-1902) but they were important ones for Carrie and his young family, and Rottingdean was where he wrote many of his most famous works, including The Jungle Book. These years are captured in a series of photographs from the Family Album, only recently discovered in the records at The Keep, and now seen for the first time in public view in The Grange Museum. They show Carrie with the young John (later to go to school at St Aubyns in the village), with his two sisters Josephine and Elle, playing in the house and garden or at the Rottingdean beach. These were happy years for the Kipling family and it shows in these charming images of Edwardian life.

Behind Closed Doors: St Aubyns School 1895-2013

IMG_2773Following the closure of St Aubyns last summer, the Rottingdean Preservation Society have created an Exhibition to celebrate the period of over 100 years when the School was at the centre of the village.The Archives, passed to us by the Cothill Trust, contain some fascinating documents and photographs, particularly from the early years, and these form the centrepiece of the Exhibition, which was opened by William Shawcross on March 29th and will run through the summer. The exhibition will also include a contemporary photographic essay of St Aubyns by Sussex artist and photographer Gabby Dempster, as it looked in the aftermath of its closure.

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Dora Bryan – Miss Showbusiness – A Celebration!

DORA BRYAN EXHBITION PORTRAITStar of stage, film, TV and radio Dora Bryan OBE now 90 years young has been acting since she was 12 and remains one of the nations best loved actresses. In 1962 she won the British Film Academy Award for her performance in the film A Taste of Honey. More recently she appeared in the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous. Drawing on Dora Bryan’s personal archive and told in her own words we are pleased to be able to present a fascinating retrospective of her illustrious career. Join Dora, her family and celebrity guests for the Private View (ticketed) on Friday 13th September 6.30pm till 8.00pm. Tickets strictly limited cost £5 and must be purchased in advance from The Grange Tel. 01273 301004

For more in-depth information on Dora along with audio and video please see our dedicated Dora Bryan page.


Rottingdean Cricket Club – A Celebration of one of the oldest cricket clubs in England