Parlour evening at museum

Erewash Museum will throw open its doors for a family evening of Victorian games and music to mark this year’s UK-wide Museums at Night 2016 Festival on Saturday 14 May.
 
The celebration event is free and will offer lots of throwback activities between 6.30pm and 8.30pm when visitors can take part in some good old-fashioned parlour games like tiddlywinks, cup and ball and the family favourite challenge of snobs.
 
There will also be a chance to watch traditional demonstrations, listen to period music and songs and children will be able to make a toy from years gone by. The popular Victorian game of croquet will be on offer in the museum gardens, weather permitting.
 
The museum’s newly-opened Old Stables Tea Room will be open for the evening when light refreshments will be served by volunteers of the Friends of the Museum.
 
Museums at Night is a national festival that is held twice-yearly with the aim of celebrating the UK’s heritage and encouraging more visitors to discover the delights of museums, galleries and heritage sites.