Royal Erewash

Remember when Princes Diana visited Ilkeston? This and other Royal occasions in Erewash will be showcased at a special exhibition at Erewash Museum which opens this month.

The Royal Erewash exhibition takes place from 21 April to 1 September and will include fascinating facts and a timeline – dating back to 1252 – of all of Erewash’s Royal links. On display will be lace, made in Erewash, similar to that used on Kate Middleton and Princess Diana’s wedding dresses. The exhibition, which opens in the lead up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on 19 May, will include photos, information and even a selfie station.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“The Royal family holds a special fascination for many of the people of Erewash. In the past, Royal weddings, events and visits have been a way for the people of Erewash to come together.

“Through big civic events like Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, the heart-warming community parties of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and the personal touch of Princess Diana’s visit, this exhibition looks at some of the great occasions in the history of our borough and the way people have celebrated their relationship with the Royal family.”

Erewash Museum is in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email [email protected] or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum


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