What's On This Month
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Industrial Heritage Attractions
At the heart of Derbyshire history is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, now part of a Unesco World Heritage Site, at Arkwright's Cromford Mill. Discover this great monument of the industrial revolution - a fascinating, unique marker in history to explore today. Visit Royal Crown Derby or Denby Pottery to see another side of Derbyshire's industrial heritage or step back in time to visit the remains of the older Peak District history of lead mining at The Heights of Abraham or the Peak District Mining Museum.
More Industrial Heritage Attractions
Cromford Mill is the world's first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and acclaimed throughout the world as being the first, complete factory system. Enjoy a guided tour, available every day.
Take a tram ride through time at Crich Tramway Village, home of The National Tramway Museum - an ideal destination for all ages. Visitors can ride our renowned vintage trams through our unique period street and out into the open countryside
Daily pottery tours - paint a plate and make a frog. Attractive courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops, plus extensive Factory Shop. Free daily cookery demonstrations, museum, restaurant and outdoor play area.
Join us on a special experience to explore the history, sights and sounds of the beautiful town of Buxton on our Wonder of the Peak Victorian Tram.
Burton Upon Trent
The 'brewing experience' incorporates the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing.
Cromford Wharf is the historic terminus of Cromford Canal. Built at the end of the 18th century, the wharf was designed to cater for large amounts of both incoming and outgoing traffic.
Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills became inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system.
Built in 1797 and restored in 2002 Heage Windmill, a Grade II listed building, is the only working, stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. She is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views.
Nestled in the Derwent Valley, High Peak Junction was the hub of transport activity and is now a true haven of heritage and wildlife. It's literally the junction of the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Trail.
Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.