SIR RICHARD ARKWRIGHT’S HISTORIC WORLD
Award Winning Visitor Centre, Exhibitions, Tours, Family Fun Events, Shops & Cafés
Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out! THE START OF YOUR JOURNEY EXPLORING THE DERWENT VALLEY MILLS WORLD HERITAGE SITE At Cromford Mills you will find a range of fascinating activities for all the family. Discover more about this unique valley in the new Visitor Centre with interactive displays and film. Meet Sir Richard himself in “The Arkwright Experience”, 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.
EVENTS PROGRAMME We run a year round events programme including talks, conferences, exhibitions, music, walks, family fun weekends and lots more.
SEE OVER LEAFLET FOR 2018 EVENTS SCHEDULE
• HERITAGE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES • THE CROMFORD ANTIQUES CENTRE
• QUILTESSENTIAL • HARTINGTON CHEESE SHOP • JOHN HERMANSEN POTTERY
• MILL SHOP • RACHEL EMMERSON JEWELLERY • UPCYLCED CREATIVE • ARKWRIGHT’S ATTIC
WHEATCROFT’S WHARF CAFÉ Relax and unwind by the water. Enjoy a panini, homemade soup, baked potatoes, salads, fresh ground coffee, 19 delicious cakes and scones. Pizza menu available from 12 noon every day.
ARKWRIGHT’S CAFÉ Enjoy a selection of delicious cakes, home-cooked breakfasts and lunches every day at Arkwright’s Café.
Visitor Centre @ BUILDING 17 The Arkwright Experience Within this award winning Visitor Centre you will explore the historic textile mills between Matlock Bath and Derby where water power was used to create the modern factory system. Our scale model of the 15 mile long valley captivates visitors with interactive displays and film. Meet Sir Richard Arkwright himself in the stunning “Arkwright Experience” as CGI technology brings the great man to life. Hear him tell of his inventions, money and espionage as you enter his first mill.
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A6 TO MATLOCK
Choose from 20 visitor attractions in and around Cromford Mills and enjoy a complete day out!
GREYHOUND HOTEL This historic hotel forms the principal building of Cromford’s Market Place.
SCARTHIN BOOKSHOP An historic bookshop full of new and old books and curiosities. • CAFÉ
• BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • DRINKS
06 BEAR PIT Water control point in a stone lined pit, part of the water system that powered Cromford Mills.
02 NORTH STREET North Street contains the first housing built to encourage families to come and live and work at the mills.
Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 mill. One of the finest surviving examples of an Arkwright cotton mill.
WILLERSLEY CASTLE Willersley Castle Hotel is the 18th century mansion of Sir Richard Arkwright.
• MUSEUM DEMONSTRATIONS • WORKING MACHINERY • SHOPPING VILLAGE • CAFÉ • CAR PARK
• BED & BREAKFAST • LUNCHES • AFTERNOON TEAS • EVENING MEALS
07 River Derwent
08 WALKING TRAILS
01 CROMFORD VILLAGE Historic workers’ village created by Sir Richard Arkwright. • CAFÉS • SHOPS
THE CROMFORD MILLS STORY Discover the story of Cromford Mills, dress up in mill workers’ outfits, be part of a mill owner’s family portrait, and gain an understanding of waterwheels.
CROMFORD RAILWAY STATION 16 Catch the train to Matlock Bath or Whatstandwell and walk to Cromford.
JOHN SMEDLEY KNITWEAR FACTORY 17 Founded in 1784. Factory shop open Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm all year.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH
HIGH PEAK JUNCTION 20
A magnificent church built on the