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
Tel: 01629 823256
Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
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.