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Museum’s blast from the past

A JAM-packed summer of free attractions has been lined up at Erewash Museum – including the chance for computer game fans to enjoy playing classic adventures from yesteryear.

The award-winning museum is hosting a “Games Week” from Wednesday 16 August to Saturday 19 August.

The showcase event includes retro computer games as well as board games and even cards. Fans of Warhammer can join free workshops to paint figurines.

Gamers are urged to book half-hour slots in advance.

The last week of July is “Summer Week”. A range of activities will wow kids at the museum, including Punch and Judy shows on Thursday 27 July. Popular donut stand Project D will be there too.

August will kick off with “Circus Week”. On Thursday 3 August visitors can “have a go at flying with Ilkeston Aerial Arts”. There is also the opportunity to perform tricks with Splat Entertainment and to have faces painted.

Really Wild Week from 9 August to 12 August includes jungle stories and “the chance to hold some real wild animals”. On 14 August, theatre company Jellyfish will be staging morning and afternoon performances of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

The free events are funded by money allocated to Erewash council under the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

Erewash council Deputy Leader Cllr Becca Everett, Lead Member for Community Engagement, said:

 “There really is something for everyone at Erewash Museum this summer. Be sure to check out the opening times on the web.”

The museum is in Ilkeston, just off the Market Place. Contact museum@erewash.gov.uk or call 0115 907 1141.

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