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International Women’s Day at Erewash Museum Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Pledge for Parity’ – celebrating women’s social, political and cultural contributions all over the world but also recognising that, in some parts of the world, progress towards true gender equality has slowed, so action is needed to achieve parity. At Erewash Museum, we feel International Women’s Day is very important. In discussing ways we could do this, we found ourselves comparing the lives and expectations of the women who had lived and worked in our museum building...
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It’s finally here! We are excited to say that The Old Stables Learning and Visitor Centre redevelopment will be open next month! This launch is a culmination of over five years of work by the museum team to secure funding to enable us to restore the original stables, coach house and hayloft and build an extension to improve visitor facilities and provide improved access via a platform lift. During these last few weeks we are busy installing our exhibitions and getting everything ready for our grand opening on Saturday 26th March 2016 Building works included an extension to the hayloft, a...
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Hallam Fields Junior School is one of Erewash Museum’s regular visitors and often takes part in FREE educationworkshops offered at the museum. The school itself has a rich history linked to Stanton Ironworks and the pupils and staff are busy delvinginto the school archives exploring its origins. They want to share what they have found with the local community and have produced a web page https://hallamfieldshistory.wordpress.com/ it is well worth a look. If you are interested in knowing more about Stanton Ironworks why not visit the museums Stanton Ironworks Gallery whichwill give you an insight into its rich industrial heritage and...
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Our Arts Development team are raising awareness of two amazing projects they are running.  Arts At The Heart is a project for isolated older people. If you live by yourself in Kirk Hallam or are not able toget out and about this could be for you. Big Kirk Hallam are working with Erewash Borough Council to provide isolated older people with up to 8 free weekly arts and craft sessions at home and assistance to take part in a free local community arts group too. Our next community arts groups are at Kirk Hallam Community Hall,Kenilworth Drive. Next to the Children's...
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Wednesday 12th August was the United Nations’ International Youth Day. On this day, young people, aged between 15 and 24, get involved in various activities and conferences globally to actively encourage positive contributions to their communities. This was a day too good to miss for the Erewash Museum! Each year there is a different theme for the day. Last year it was Youth and Mental Health whilst this year it was about Civic Engagement - a perfect opportunity for the museum! A group of younger volunteers and museum staff met to create an updated mission statement and youth pledge. The group...
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