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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Everyone is invited to the spectacular Beach Ball to celebrate the return of the much loved Erewash Beach!

The award-winning Erewash Museum is throwing a celebration of all things summer to commemorate the grand opening of the Erewash Beach. The Beach Ball takes place on Saturday 23 July from 11am-3pm while the beach itself will stay open for the entirety of the summer holidays. Admission to the beach, the Ball and the Museum is free.

There is something for everybody at the Ball. Of course, the whole family is welcome to enjoy the sandy beach that will span across the Museum’s garden. There will be candyfloss available to devour all day, and entertainer Professor Paul Temples will be putting on a classic Punch and Judy show. Finally, children and adults alike are encouraged to meet icons of the British seaside: donkeys!

The Museum will be open throughout the event for anyone who wants to explore the amazing artefacts on display, as well as the volunteer run tea room for anyone who’s craving a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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

“It is fantastic to see the Erewash Beach return after several years of absence due to the pandemic. The Museum always organises fun and unique events for the borough and I think the Beach Ball is set to be one of their best ever! It’s a wonderful opportunity to get the family together and celebrate the summer in a way we have been unable to for years now”

The Erewash Museum is just a short stroll from Ilkeston Market Place. Admission is free. Please note, the museum is closed Sundays. For more information, contact 0115 907 1141, email museum@erewash.gov.uk  or visit the Facebook page facebook.com/erewashmuseum.

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