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  • The Mill Yard at Arkwright's Cromford Mill
  • Image of Strutts North Mill at Belper
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  • Darley Abbey Mills
  • The Bass Museum at The National Brewery Centre

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.

Visit Heage working windmillBuilt in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill is a Grade II listed building and is the only working, stone-towered, six sailed windmill in England.
The Mill Yard at Arkwright's Cromford MillPart of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, Arkwright's Cromford Mill is the world's first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and acclaimed throughout the world.

More Industrial Heritage Attractions

Sir Richard Arkwirghts Cromford Mills

Arkwright's Cromford Mills


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.

Try one of our Horse-Drawn Tram Weekends!

Crich Tramway Village


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

Denby Visitor Centre

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

Ripley (Derbyshire)

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.

Wonder of the Peak Victorian Tram

Discover Buxton Tours


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.

A warm Welcome awaits you

The National Brewery Centre

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

Cromford Wharf


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 Silk Mill


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.

Belper North Mill

Derwent Valley Mills 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.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002 Heage Windmill, a Grade II listed building, is the only working, stone-towered, six-sailed windmill in England. She is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views.

Leawood Pumphouse

Leawood Pumphouse


Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.

Torrs Riverside Park

Torrs Riverside Park

New Mills

Directly in the town centre 'the park under the town' extends for 2 miles along the Goyt valley linked by the Millennium Walkway. Much of the valley has been reclaimed from former uses with extensuve tree planting, pond creation and paths