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Cromford Mills

Type:Industrial Heritage

Mill Road
Cromford
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3RQ
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Cromford Mills

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Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out, the start of your journey exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Discover more about this unique valley in the new Gateway with interactive displays with film and meet Sir Richard Arkwright himself in the “Arkwright Experience” Presentation by Sir Richard Arkwright on his Mills (Hologram) and video film, narrated by Brian Blessed, on the Derwent valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Take a narrow boat ride along the canal or accompany one of our guides as they bring the extraordinary history to life on a tour of the area. There are plenty of walks, trails, galleries, shops and places to eat to keep the whole family entertained. Look out for Family Fun Days, Arts and Crafts and other special events.

Children's Activity Centre

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.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Please see our website

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Please see our website

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      196
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      87
    • Poor
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      15

    Recent Reviews:

    • Tidymb
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Good value family day out with a bit of history too.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th August 2022
      Lovely afternoon with friends and young children with lots of activities to keep little ones occupied and interesting for adults who want to buy gifts, books or learn about the history too. £3 to... Read full review
    • Aileen W
      Loughborough, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A very interesting educational morning.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 24th August 2022
      A very interesting morning spent at these mills, originally built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright. They have been lovingly and painstakingly restored. So much history to take in, either by a guided... Read full review
    • 301lisa33
      Coventry, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Industrial archaeology
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th August 2022
      These are Arkwright's mills. Entry is free. Quite a lot of industrial archaeology to see. Decent interpretation but tours are available too. Quite a number of retail outlets eg antiques, books... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Situated off the A6 at Cromford

    Accessible by Public Transport: Cromford station is 1 mile away.

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