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GEORGE HAMILTON MUSGRAVE 1915 - 2012

GEORGE HAMILTON MUSGRAVE
1915 – 2012

THE MUSGRAVE COLLECTION HAS CLOSED FOR LACK OF FUNDING. THE COLLECTION HAS BEEN CATALOGUED AND ARCHIVED – WE HOPE TO MOUNT EXHIBITIONS IN THE FUTURE. THE FORTY-PAINTING SEQUENCE DEPICTING INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF ST. PAUL IS ON PERMANENT DISPLAY AT

ST. ELISABETH’S CHURCH, 268 VICTORIA DRIVE, EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX, BN20 8QX.

George Musgrave was born in London on the 19th October 1915. His father, Alf, was mortally wounded at the battle of Cambrai and died in December 1917.
Growing up in poverty in the grim post-war years instilled a thriftiness in George which would grow into a passion for collecting, beginning while still a schoolboy with Roman coins and a fragment of an ancient Greek goblet.
He was variously a painter, author, amateur archaeologist, Congregationalist Minister, athlete, film-maker and more.
Most aspects of his rich and productive life are represented here, in the museum he founded and funded himself, expressly to share his collections of artefacts and paintings with the local and wider community.
In July 2002 The Musgrave Collection became recognised by the Charity Commission as a charity. (Registered Number: 1092915)
The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00 until the end of October.

Where the Museum has been located in Sussex:

From 1983 to 1989: Museum established in Heathfield.
From 1989 to 1995: Displayed at Patcham Mill, Brighton.
From 1995 to 2003: Housed in Royal Parade, Eastbourne.
From 2003 to date April 2014: 77 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Full details of George Musgrave’s life can be found in his autobiography, A Speck of Dust. Available here for £5. from Amazon UK soon.
All proceeds go to the upkeep and continuance of the collection.

Already published on Amazon:

Press On Brave Hearts: Collected Poetry of George H. Musgrave

The Journeys of St. Paul: Fully illustrated with forty reproductions of the original oil-paintings.

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