Cromford Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site

In a nutshell

Add a day out at Cromford Mills to the list of places to go in Derbyshire. Take the tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy numerous events.


Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Contact details

Tel: 01629 823256

Activity type

Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

Prices Vary for Tours

(based on family of 4)

Cromford Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site details...

Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills is part of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover the history of Cromford Mills and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site at the Visitor Centre. Explore the site through interactive displays, games and puzzles that tell the captivating story of how this valley changed the world in the 18th Century with the growth of the cotton industry.

Visit the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright. Step back in time with on a guided or audio tour and discover how Sir Richard Arkwright revolutionised the cotton industry.

It is free to enter the mill yard to visit the shops and cafes.

Cromford Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site Events

Mother’s Day at Cromford Mill Derbyshire

Open 9th March 2024 - 10th March 2024

Plan a treat for your favourite lady on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th March for Mother's Day weekend at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire.

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