Festive scenes at the museum
The award winning Erewash Museum will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of seasonal celebration during December leading up to the Christmas break.
The three-week festive wonderland will see the stables area of the museum’s historic Dalby House home decked out with all things Christmas, creating a magical scene where children can take part in a themed activity trail until Saturday 23 December.
Visitors can drop in to see the displays between 10am and 4pm on each of the museum’s usual opening days.
As part of the celebration the museum hosts its popular Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2 December between 11am-3pm when visitors have a chance to pick up gifts from a range of craft stalls. Santa will also be visiting and there is a chance to meet some reindeer. Admission is £1.50 for children over the age of 2 – free admission for adults (16 and over) and babies.
Father Christmas will return for three Santa Saturdays, on 9th, 16th and 23rd December when he will be in residence in The Stables between 10.30am-3.30pm. Children can visit him for £2.50, which includes a present to take home.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We love to deck out the halls of Erewash Museum every December and we know the whole wonderland and Christmas celebration is very popular with families. It’s a magical time and gives families a chance to get together and enjoy some festive fun in the lead up to the big day.”
Erewash Museum is situated in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays.
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