Monday, 1 August 2011


Erewash Museum continues its action-packed summer holiday programme with toy-themed crafts and activities on offer from 8th-12th August. The free activities will take place every day between 11am and 3pm and theres no need to book, just drop in. Friday 12th August will be devoted to a teddy bear themed day with crafts and games. Children can take along their own teddy bear and sandwiches and have a teddy bears picnic in the Museum garden. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
"We are delighted to be able to put on a fun-filled and packed programme of free activities every day of the summer holidays and I am sure next week’s toy-themed crafts and games will be extremely popular. It’s free and it’s fun . . . so go along and join in!”
More information on the summer programme at Erewash Museum can be found at or contact 0115 907 1141.

A new art exhibition by Lincolnshire artist Stuart Parkin opens on 4th August for a month-long run at Erewash Museum’s Lally Gallery. Stuarts 2-D artworks feature a range of media, from acrylic to pastel, and are inspired by the East Coast and its dramatic skylines, surrounding landscapes and the changing weather.
Artist Stuart says he works intuitively and the finished art is not necessarily an exact representation of the subject matter, which is often simplified and abstracted to evoke a mood or atmosphere. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Councils Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“This exhibition will be both fascinating and inspiring and we are delighted to host the collection for our summer display in the Lally Gallery.”
Artworks will be available to purchase and the exhibition runs to 3rd September.
Erewash Museum is just off the High Street in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Admission is free and it is open Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Its regular opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Erewash Museum’s summer holiday activities continue next week with a Birds, Bugs and Butterflies theme from 1st-5th August. Free drop-in craft sessions will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday 2nd August, the popular wildlife workshops will return for some animal handling sessions and on Thursday 4th August there will be free drama workshops. Booking is essential for animal handling and drama days. The Museum has fun activities taking place daily throughout the school summer holidays. Visit or contact the museum on 0115 907 1141 for more information.