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Strutt's North Mill Museum & Visitor Centre

Type:Museum - Industrial

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre
North Mill
DE56 1YD
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Millford Mills and Industrial Remains


This 1804, William Strutt, unique, iron-framed, fire-proof cotton spinning mill is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper. Now houses a museum that celebrates the Strutt family’s contribution to Belper at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and tells the story of cotton spinning from the home industry to the factory setting with original and replica machinery, jenny, water-frame and mule. Also houses the renowned Brettles silk and cotton hosiery collection, unique chevening, framework knitting and nailmaking exhibits. Worker’s housing and famous River Gardens are nearby.

The mills at Belper were powered by the River Derwent and lie within the scenic Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of mill complexes, the watercourses that powered them and the settlements developed for the workers.

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre:
The Derwent Valley Visitor Centre provides visitor information on the Amber Valley region of Derbyshire including the four towns of the area - Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley.

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Guide Prices

Museum entry and optional guided tour: Adults & Seniors £5.00, Children under 16 Free, when accompanied by a paying adult. Some events may be charged.



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Refill Scheme


  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Opening Times

* February and November: Weekends only, 11am-4pm
March to October: Wednesdays - Sundays 11am-4pm
December and January: Closed.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Belper North Mill is in Bridgefoot (A517) at the junction with Bridge Street (A6) and Matlock Road. Entrance and car park is right by the river bridge (southern end) just off A517 at the north end of Belper.Accessible by Public Transport: Belper station is 0 miles away.

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