MUSEUM & THEATRE OPEN DAY
10AM–5PM SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020
11am Talk: James Henry Pullen and his pictorial autobiography
The Genius of Earlswood Asylum
A talk about the life of James Henry Pullen, (1835-1916), a resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum near Redhill. In his lifetime he was said to have the condition of savant syndrome though today he may have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Pullen created model ships including Brunel’s Great Eastern and the warship, Princess Alexandra. Also on display are his pictorial autobiography, imaginary ships, paintings and models along with a short film about his life.
1pm – 2pm Tour of the museum and theatre
The archivist will give a 60 minute talk and tour around the museum and theatre.
This events are free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.
See: Talks and Tours
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