This 1804, William Strutt, unique, iron-framed, fire-proof cotton spinning mill is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper. Now houses a museum that celebrates the Strutt family’s contribution to Belper at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and tells the story of cotton spinning from the home industry to the factory setting with original and replica machinery, jenny, water-frame and mule. Also houses the renowned Brettles silk and cotton hosiery collection, unique chevening, framework knitting and nailmaking exhibits. Worker’s housing and famous River Gardens are nearby.
Adults £3.50, Concession £3, Family £9, Children £2.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Fri 1 Mar 2013 - Thu 31 Oct 2013||Wed - Sun 13:00 to 17:00|
|Notes||March to October: Wednesday to Sunday 13:00 to 17:00 and BH Mondays
November to February: Saturday and Sunday 13:00 to 17:00 and Boxing and New Year Days.
Pre-booked parties at other times by arrangement.
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, DE56 1YD
Map reference: SK 345481 Lat: 53.02943 Long: -1.48657
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : Belper station