Visitors will have the chance to delve into the weird and wonderful world that is Steampunk when Erewash Museum hosts its first Steampunk Extravaganza on Saturday 15 June.
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Described as ‘a splendiferous emergence of time travelling Victorians’, activities on the day will include live performances, Steampunk, re-enactors, a fire breather and much more.
Hosted by Steampunk at the Wig, Lincoln, in partnership with Retford Steampunks, the event runs from 10am-4pm.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“This is a truly unique event for our award winning museum, blending different genres together to make for an amazing spectacle of fashion, science and technology. It will be a real sight to behold and looks set to be an extremely popular day for all the 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