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Industrial Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Belper North Mill

Belper North Mill


Derwent Valley Visitor Centre

01629 536831


c/o Economy Transport and Environment,
Room 69, North Block,
County Hall Matlock,


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. The site runs from Masson Mill at Cromford to the Silk Mill at Derby.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

The site is open at all times. Individual mills are open at various times.


Areas of the Site within the public realm are free to visit and open all year round. Individual attractions have different opening times and admission fees.



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Map reference: SK 300606  Lat: 53.14244 Long: -1.55153

Encompases the area located along the A6 Valley from Masson Mill, Cromford to Silk Mill, Derby.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups