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View of Cromford Mill building with water from the canal cascading down the exterior mill.

The birthplace of the modern factory system

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

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  1. Discovery Days Festival
    Disovery Days are coming! From the 9th-11th October online.
  2. Part 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.
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  3. Derby Museum and Art Gallery holds collections and displays relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and its region.
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  4. These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill.
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  5. Established in 2016, White Peak Distillery is the first full-scale, craft distillery in the Peak District region. Founded by local couple, Max & Claire Vaughan. The Distillery is located in the former Johnson & Nephew Wire Works in Ambergate and celebrates the rich riverside and industrial landscape of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The Distillery backs onto the ancient woodland of Shining Cliff, which is a site of special scientific interest. As well as being at a gateway to the Peak District our location offers access to some wonderful, local woodland walks, and to footpaths that follow the Cromford Canal to Cromford Mills.
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  6. Birthplace of the world's ground-breaking 'skyscraper technology, Belper has a rich industrial history and lies at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Industrial pioneer Jedediah Strutt built one of the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mills here in 1776 - and Strutt's North Mill, now the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre - was rebuilt in 1803 using the world's first fire proof iron frame, the template for modern high-rise engineering.