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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

23 May 2015 to 27 May 2015

Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

21 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB at Peak Shopping VillageThu 28 May 2015Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB Fun learning and activities from the nature experts.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 28 May 2015You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote

23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!

30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.

23 May 2015 to 01 June 2015

Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

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  • The Mill Yard at Arkwright's Cromford Mill
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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.

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, multi-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

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

Matlock

The National Tramway Museum, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world from a bygone age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past enchanting buildings, and into breathtaking scenery.

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.

National Brewery Centre Front

The National Brewery Centre

Burton Upon Trent

The National Brewery Centre celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence worldwide. Visitors are told the story of brewing by actors in period costume, multi-media interactive displays and hundreds of exhibits.

Derby Silk Mill

Derby

Come and help Re:Make the Museum. The Silk Mill is reinventing itself for the 21st century and, through reviving the principles of the Enlightenment, expanding traditional perspectives of what a museum is and can be.

Belper North Mill

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Belper

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. Location Cromford - Derby.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill is a Grade II listed building and is the only working, stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. See www.heagewindmill.co.uk

Leawood Pump

Leawood Pump

Wirksworth

Built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent to Cromford Canal, Leawood Pump is capable of lifting approximately five tons of water each minute, up to a height of 30 feet.

Torrs Riverside Park

Torrs Riverside Park

New Mills

A superb place to walk, picnic and learn about natural and industrial heritage