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Museum Shop Sunday

Erewash Museum is joining an international campaign to encourage residents to shop locally.

Museum Shop Sunday is an annual movement organised by the Association for Cultural Enterprises with Erewash Museum joining them for the first time this year. The aim is for local people to experience independent shops and highlight the important role of retail in the cultural and arts space.

The museum, which is normally closed on a Sunday, will be open on Sunday 27 November with visitors welcome to explore Dalby House and the grounds, as well as the museum shop. It is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to do some festive gift shopping, as well as allowing those who cannot make the normal opening hours to visit the museum.

The shop will be overflowing with gifts including plush cuddly animals, notebooks, classic children’s toys, calendars, books and Stephen Millership prints. Illustrated Christmas cards will also be available for those who want to send a festive message along with their gift.

The volunteer-led tea room will be open throughout the day serving both hot and cold drinks, lunches and sweet treats. Anyone who makes a purchase during the extended hours will receive a gift voucher for a hot drink.

Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart, said:

“The museum really is a hidden gem in our borough. I hope that Museum Shop Sunday allows more of our residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy Erewash’s cultural hub. It is also a fantastic opportunity for people to buy locally made gifts as the festive season fast approaches!”

Erewash Museum is located a short walk from Ilkeston’s Market Place. Admission is free for both the house and gardens. For more information visit the Facebook page facebook.com/erewashmuseum, call 0115 907 1141, or email museum@erewash.gov.uk.

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