Meerkats, raccoons and skunks were just some of the furry friends that shared cuddles with visitors to Erewash Museum’s free Autumn Fair on Saturday.
The award winning museum hosted a menagerie of exotic animals courtesy of Oreo and Friends Animal Encounters.
Wildlife fans were able to meet and interact with the animals as well as find out more about them.
The Friends of Erewash Museum were on hand to serve refreshments,
Erewash Museum is a short walk from the Market Place in Ilkeston. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays.