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Great visit

The WW1 display was very good. The rest of the museum is worth a visit and the cafe in the stables... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
MarieB6025
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Fantastic place

Lots going on always. Very friendly staff. Kids of all ages love coming here. Very good for school... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
kaleymitchell2010
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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All reviews local history school holidays well worth a visit different theme school room little gem great place to visit children love victorian era local industry adults and children small space free entry market place few hours all ages car park
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Our Ilkeston Museum is a great place, we visit every school holiday there's always a different theme on too lots of activities and always a competition, the little cafe is a great place for a drink and a sandwiche very reasonable prices and extremely friendly staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

A lovely, free place to visit all year round. Themed activities are provided every school holiday free of charge (except the occasional activity which is usually no more than £1.50) and there are lots of different events throughout the year such as; 1940s, motorbikes, Santa, summer beach for the whole of the school summer holidays and events that occur as one offs. The gallery changes the art a number of times a year and many featured are local artists. There is also a lovely, very reasonably priced tearoom with plenty to choose from, be it a hot drink and cake or sandwich and ice cream. The staff are as always very kind and friendly people and always do their best to make sure those visiting have a great time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Louise A
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby
This is only a small museum situated on. 2 floors plus a courtyard with stables, but it gives a quite brilliant display of local history.
There is a display about the famous Stanton ironworks and the role they played in both World Wars, and the danger to the local area from the enemy target.
Wander through a Victorian classroom, and kitchen, and wash house, see how the area produced the lace used in 2 Royal wedding dresses, and the museum also shows how patriotic the area is with the amount of Royal visitors received over the years.
Schools visit the museum on a regular basis and there are costumes from the Victorian era to try on.
Outside the stables show where the Dalby family kept first their horses then their cars, there are also videos showing a blacksmith, stable lad,and also the daughter of the Lord of the manner talking about their various roles.
Museum is free open several days a week, there is a small cafe serving snacks. teas and coffees which is very reasonably priced.
Well worth spending a couple of hours here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I took my 4 year old son to one of the craft days which involved easter activity sheets and making, he really enjoyed it and we went again the next day.

We also went for a third day and there were the White Post Farm animals there, he absolutely loved this! It was only £1.50 to go in and there were lots of different animals to look at and pet. It was quite busy so we also had a look round the museum which was very interesting.

Definitely recommend and will be returning with my son for the next craft days.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I come here quite often with my 2yr old and 7 year old and when they put activities on during the school holidays we always come because there is always plenty to and make. The volunteers who work here are a credit to the museum and can’t do enough for you

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nffc86
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