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Derwent Valley Mills

World Heritage Site
Derwent Vallery Mills area

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Derwent Valley Mills

World Heritage Site

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Great Place Scheme

About Vital Valley

A Great Place Scheme

Running until the end of 2020, “Vital Valley” is a programme of activities which is the next step in engaging people with the uniqueness of our Great Place: the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. We’re proud to have been awarded this funding as one of 16 Great Place Schemes in England. Great Place is a pilot […]

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Vital Valley Projects

What's happening?

There are 20 Vital Valley projects which build on the work already achieved by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership since inscription by UNESCO in 2001. Working in partnership is central to the delivery of these projects and the co-ordination team will work with a range of organisations based in Derbyshire and beyond […]

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A Creative Future

Inspiring creativity

A number of our projects have a creative thread and are designed to bring the World Heritage Site alive through arts. We aim to inspire artists and makers who live and work in the World Heritage Site, supporting existing and fostering new relationships into the future, along with sparking new ideas for local heritage organisations. […]

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Business Focus

Supporting Local Business

Vital Valley has a focus on supporting our local businesses as they are an essential part of our communities. The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has been working with businesses and organisations located in the World Heritage Site since inscription in 2001. This work is being augmented with the Great Place Scheme, and we […]

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Our World Heritage Site

This Unique Place

Much has been achieved to protect and promote the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site since inscription in 2001. Many people and organisations have worked together to ensure appropriate development and make visiting an enjoyable experience. Heritage shapes how people connect with the places they live, work and play in. There is still work to […]

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