Fun events continue to take place at Erewash Museum this August.

A visit by a working fire engine is planned – so kids can get up close as local crews show how the equipment works.

The museum near Ilkeston Market Place hopes the engine will be there on Thursday 31 August as part of Emergency Services Week. It is dependent on the engine not being called into action. Other activities and attractions include:

Hobbies and activities day on Thursday 24 August as part of Community Week. Groups and clubs will be showcasing what they have to offer – giving visitors the chance to explore new pastimes.

This will include the opportunity to try Kwik-Cricket with Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Tiny Talk will be in the Hayloft demonstrating their baby sign classes. Sample sessions can be booked for free (under 18 months at 11am, and 18 months to age four at 1pm). To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be a free pot planting activity which involves decorating a pot that can be taken home. Visitors can also get creative and add to a community bunting in the Project Lab.

The museum’s beach remains open for the summer so visitors can bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic “with all the fun of the seaside”.

Erewash Museum is funded by the borough council with money from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The fund’s cultural aims include boosting “pride in place”.

The award-winning museum is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Crafts and activities run from 11am to 3pm, which is when the tearoom also serves refreshments.

Erewash Borough Council Deputy Leader Councillor Becca Everett, who is the Lead Member for Community Engagement, said:

“Erewash museum has put on some fantastic events for the whole family to enjoy and continues to for the remainder of the summer.”