War gallery at museum

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A war gallery is to open at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston as part of events to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

Artefacts and information on world conflicts from the ‘Great War’ through to the present day will feature with powerful images and words making it a must-see exhibition.

The launch of the new gallery takes place alongside the museum’s family event that will run from 11am to 3pm on July 26.

Two books of remembrance will be on display for visitors to leave their reflections and add their thoughts for loved ones who have been involved or are still involved in conflicts across the 

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said:“This will be a very moving and thought-provoking day and I am sure it will attract many visitors of all ages.

“It will be an event that will be informative and fun, but it will also offer us all the chance to reflect on conflict and remember those who gave their lives in war and those who continue to serve their country in conflict.”