Museum goes on tour

The award-winning Erewash Museum is set to go on the road for the first time . . . with impressive touring exhibitions heading to four community venues in the borough.

All four history displays will launch on 15 February in an exciting new venture funded by Arts Council England, which will feature artefacts and images from the Museum’s collection.

Erewash Museum on tourAll the exhibitions will stay in place for eight months and are expected to be popular with local residents, history groups and schools.

Long Eaton Library will host an exhibition on the history of Long Eaton Co-operative Society, while Long Eaton Art Room will focus on the town’s historic Fletcher family and their role in the local lace industry in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Borrowash Library will offer the chance to see ‘Excavating Erewash’ - archaeological artefacts found across Erewash, including a large collection of prehistoric flint tools.

The fourth venue is Sandiacre Library, which will feature a ‘Lace in Erewash’ display of lace artefacts and other items produced in Long Eaton.

In the weeks after the exhibitions open, the Museum team will also be organising special events at the venues with local groups for residents and school visits.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“This is an exciting development and builds on the incredible success of our Museum, which continues to go from strength to strength as one of the best and most popular facilities around.

“We have an extensive collection at the Museum and we are thrilled to be breaking new ground by going on tour with these fascinating displays.”

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