Exhibition in for home run at museum

Cricket fans can prepare to be bowled over with an exhibition that is coming to Erewash Museum.
 
Staff at the Ilkeston based museum have teamed up with the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation to showcase items of memorabilia and artefacts including photographs about cricket in Derbyshire.
 
The free exhibition takes place throughout October in The Hayloft and will include items collected as part of the foundation’s Heritage Project. 
 
People with a passion for the sport will be able to take along their own artefacts and photographs for ‘show and tell’. They can also share their memories and recollections of the game with staff and volunteers on 6 and 27 October, to be recorded for the museum archives.
 
Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure at Erewash Borough Council, says: 
 
“This exhibition is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in cricket. For those who haven’t been to Erewash Museum before it will also provide a perfect opportunity to explore the rest of the museum and what it has to offer.”
 
The CDF aims to use the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people living in Derbyshire, making a lasting and positive impact. Over the last 18 months, as part an exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project, the foundation has been filming people’s memories and recollections of the popular game. Almost 200 recordings have been captured so far and will be made available on the CDF’s YouTube channel. 
 
Erewash Museum is located 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum. You can also follow the museum on Twitter @Erewash_Museum, and Instagram @erewashmuseum.