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  Looking for some unique gifts for Christmas and wanting to shop local or support the museum while we have to remain closed? We are introducing a click and collect service for our popular Millership range.     All orders can be emailed to the museum with a mobile number so we can send you a payment link. Collection can be any time staff are onsite and set up by arrangement to suit you. Last day for collection will be 19th December.   The Shop will be open for broswing and shopping on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th from 10.30am to 2pmThe...
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Exciting news- we'll be open again from next Thursday, the 30th of July! We’re working hard and are nearly ready to welcome you back to the museum from Thursday 30th July and we can’t wait to open our doors again. For now we just wanted to tell you about how things will be when we open. We’ll review these procedures as we go along to make sure they are working and welcome any feedback. We are COVID secure and everything we can do has been done to keep us and you safe. We clean every morning, and high-touch areas like the toilets,...
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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama   On the evening of 6th June, towards the end of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, I had the privilege of attending the Erewash Museum Volunteer Party and Awards. As ever, it was a roomful of happy people celebrating what the museum has achieved – and what it can only achieve through the...
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For Local and Community History Month our volunteer researcher Paul Parkin has been delving into the history of Dalby House, the site of the museum, and the people who lived here.  The Agard Family, 1783–1806 The first family (on record) that lived here was the Agard family. In 1783 Mary Agard (nee Bourne) inherited the “copyhold” for the house. At that time the building was not yet known as Dalby House. Copyhold is an ancient form of land tenure in which the property is held “at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the manor”. The Lord...
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Hi, my name is Ellie Mitchell and I’ll be writing the occasional blog post for the museum, as well as working with Sarah on a bigger project centred on local women’s history (which is hopefully coming soon). I’m a final year English Literature student at the University of Nottingham and I’m currently writing my final essay on D H Lawrence, which is what brings me to the museum and to an area so full of literary history. Some of the most interesting parts of Lawrence’s writing aren’t actually the sex scenes (contrary to popular opinion), but the incredible social realism and...
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