Corona Virus Update
In the light of new Government advice, visitors should check in to individual sites’ and attractions’ websites and facebook posts to keep informed on how they are responding to this. Links to our main sites and attractions are given below, as well as other venues of which we are aware:
Both the Working Textile Museum and the Masson Mills Shopping Village are closed until further notice
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill are all closed until further notice
Cromford Mills is closed until further notice
Birdswood Canal Boat
Strutt’s North Mill @belpermill
Strutt’s North Mill is closed until further notice
High Peak Junction @DerbyshireCountryside
Leawood Pumphouse has cancelled Steaming dates for Easter and the May Day Bank Holiday
Fleet Arts @FleetArts
Fleet Arts is closed until further notice
The Quad is closed until further notice
Strutts centre is closed until further notice
Heage Windmill is closed until further notice
Lumsdale Valley and Waterfalls – new update 19th May 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns for public safety in the Lumsdale Valley, it is with regret that the Arkwright Society, with support from Matlock Town Council, has to announce that it is unable to allow general public access to the Lumsdale Valley ponds and waterfalls until further notice. The recent relaxation of the lockdown measures has led to unprecedented levels of visitor activity to this beautiful valley. Due to its natural limitations, social distancing is impossible to maintain for visitors and local residents and therefore in the best interests of all, public access to the waterfalls will not be possible until safe to do so. We request that visitors do not travel to the site as parking and access will not be available. The Arkwright Society, its wonderful local volunteers and supporters have worked hard to try and maintain safe access to the area, but public safety for visitors and residents must b e our primary concern at these difficult times. The situation will be reviewed should circumstances change.
Derwent Valley Line –
Matlock, Derby Nottingham line – Service will run at reduced frequency with a train every 2 hours rather than normal hourly service. Services will also start slightly later and finish earlier than normal. https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/sites/default/files/assets/media/20200320/umvGPEOwzUJw8BKKL1eX2I2zNQIhMgpAC8OZXTOxZMM/nct-mat_wk52_sx.pdf
Derby Bus station to close from Monday 30th March
Trent Barton Buses announced reduced bus timetable https://news.derby.gov.uk/trent-barton-announce-reduced-service-timetables/
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any updates on your venues to be included here.
Please note our Learning to Read Workshop on 3rd April has been postponed.
Great Place Scheme
All Great Place Scheme events which were scheduled to take place until the end of June have also been postponed.
If you miss our wonderful World Heritage Site, please visit us virtually – keep an eye on our Facebook ,Twitter and Instagram feeds or visit our YouTube channel.
Many thanks and keep safe.
The DVMWHS Co-ordinating Team