Erewash Museum Spirits History

Ghost Hunt report by Erewash Museum, Ilkeston by GSI and Twilight Paranormal

During the late 1940’s to the early 1950’s, numerous reports of a lion roaming the then enclosed groully, Stories of spooked horse, apparitions, shadows, voices and much more.



The following is a small account of paranormal happenings, backed by employers and previous Investigations

The Museum

Most of recent stories came from staff at the museum, however its possible to trace the buildings history back through the 1800’s as the library hold financial information on “Dolby House” and the doctor Dr George Blake Norman, who lived and worked there..


We found the story of the outlaws in a pamphlet held at Ilkeston library called Punishment in Derbyshire. The small booklet had detailed accounts of how and where crimes were committed and how the criminals were punished.

During an investigation at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, several guests had their arms moved up and down involuntarily in the kitchen area, forcing one of the guests down until she was standing with her legs straight and her body arched over at a right-angle, dragging other members of the group with her. After this incident, both herself and her friend next to her were unable to move from where they were stood, visibly shaking, and had to have the spirits removed from them and helped from the room. Both guests were fine later on, and were left both bemused and puzzled.
Erewash Museum (07/06/2013) - Two guests removed from kitchen
Published on Jun 8, 2013
Full footage of group 1 in the Georgian cellars at Erewash Museum. Lots of activity recorded, including glass movement, K-II readings, rapid temperature drops, and once again for this location, a guest having to be removed after reporting being unable to move.
Group 1 in the Georgian cellars at Erewash Museum (07/06/2013)
Published on Jun 8, 2013

Paranormal Activity includes.

There have been a number of investigations on-site, all with similar results, feelings, a few interactive spirits.

We are looking for anyone who has had any experience at the Museum.

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