Erewash Museum is a free local and social history museum located on the High Street, Ilkeston. It won the prize of Derbyshire Museum of the Year in both 2011 and 2012 and won the overall Excellence Award at the first ever East Midlands Heritage Awards in June 2013.
Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.
Many original features survive and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley.
The Museum regularly hosts events, such as the popular Swing Back to the 40s day, Motorcycle Exhibition and the Charter Fair Day.
Regular free school holiday activities are also on offer at the Museum, including themed weeks based around activities on Circus, Wildlife, Robin Hood and Science.
Exhibitions available within the Museum include the Victorian School room, World at War and Stanton and Mining galleries.
A virtual tour of the museum is available on their website.
The museum is opening its new tea room and exhibition area with a launch event on 26 March 2016.
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