Tudor day fun at Erewash Museum

NILABE120225b3, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Henry VIII richard Evans from Hampton court palace and Queen Nicola Wood collections officer Erewash museum.
NILABE120225b3, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Henry VIII richard Evans from Hampton court palace and Queen Nicola Wood collections officer Erewash museum.

HENRY VIII, Tudor dancers and medieval musicians attracted more than 500 visitors to Erewash Museum on Saturday.

Historical battle re-enactments also proved to be a crowd pleaser as the museum hosted it’s Tudor day.

NILABE120225b1, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Christine Ho and Alfie Knight with knight Peter Bailey from team falchion

NILABE120225b1, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Christine Ho and Alfie Knight with knight Peter Bailey from team falchion

Manager, Helen Martinez, said: “We were really pleased with the amount of visitors we had, it was a really busy day.

“People really seemed to enjoy all of the activities and demonstrations on offer, the battle re-enactments out in the garden were really popular and everyone enjoyed the musicians and dancers too.”

For information about theme days and activities and exhibits at the museum, which is just off Ilkeston’s Market Place, call 0115 9071141 or visit www.erewashmuseum.co.uk.

NILABE120225b2, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Rosie Durkin and Morgan Davies-Brown with the Leicestershire victorian dancing company.

NILABE120225b2, Tudor themed activities at Ilkeston Erewash museum. Rosie Durkin and Morgan Davies-Brown with the Leicestershire victorian dancing company.