Erewash Museum is a free local and social history museum located on the High Street, Ilkeston. It won the prize of Derbyshire Museum of the Year in both 2011 and 2012 and won the overall Excellence Award at the first ever East Midlands Heritage Awards in June 2013.

Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Many original features survive and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley. The Ilkeston Roll of Honour is proudly on display in the stores, listing everyone from Ilkeston that was lost in wars and conflicts from 1914 to the present day. Take a look at the online version here. The Long Eaton Roll of Honour can be found here.

The Museum regularly hosts events, such as the popular Swing Back to the 40s day, Motorcycle Exhibition and the Charter Fair Day. Regular free school holiday activities are also on offer, including themed weeks based around activities on Circus, Wildlife, Robin Hood and Science.

Exhibitions available within the Museum include the Victorian School room, World at War and Stanton and Mining galleries.

For all the latest news from Erewash Museum, including upcoming events and activities, like the Erewash Museum Facebook page or check out the Erewash Museum website.

A virtual tour of the museum is available on their website.

Contact details

High Street

0115 907 1141

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Please note last admission at 3:30pm. The tea room operate from 11am to 3pm every day the museum is open.

There are extended opening hours during selected school holidays. School visits are available Monday to Friday during school hours. Special openings for groups are available by prior arrangement.

Send us an enquiry about the Museum using this web form:

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 0115 907 2244