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Wednesday 31st October

Pentrich Revolution

An exhibition telling the story of the Pentrich Revolution and aftermath 200 years ago. There will be an expert there to answer your questions, and a talk at 11am to 12 noon.

Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: No 28 Community Hall, Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ.
Cost: Free – donations welcome.
No need to book, just drop in.
Wheelchair accessible. 

Art Hub: Spook up the Museum Gif and Memes

Int his digital session we will be looking at how we can use gifs and memes to give the Museum objects and spaces a spooky feel.

Time: 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS.
Cost: Free – donations welcome.
No need to book, just call in. Suitable for children aged 7+ with their grown-ups.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill is the only six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. It is a Grade II* listed building, sited on a hill providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It was restored to working order in 2002 and looks as splendid as when first built in 1797. Visitors can go on tours with guides, normally in costume. There is an Interpretation Centre and a shop where you can buy flour that is milled here.

Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Heage, DE56 2BH – the entrance is off Chesterfield Road.
Cost: Adults – £4, Concessions – £3.50, Children (5-16) – £1.50.
No need to book, just drop in.

Wheelchair accessible on two floors of the Mill.

Family Pottery

Learn hand-building techniques to make fun objects from clay.

Time: 10am to 12.30pm.
Venue: ECO Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, DE4 4LS Cost: £20 for a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children. Extra children £5 each (max 3 children per adult). 
Booking essential on 01629 533038.
Suitable for children aged 4 and over plus their grown ups.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.

Family Mill Workers

Children were an essential part of the mill workforce, but what was life like growing up working for Sir Richard Arkwright? Explore family life at the mills during this talk.

Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Venue: Cromford Mills, DE4 3RQ
Cost: £5 per person.
Pre-booking recommended on 01629 823256.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.

Places of Worship

A brand new tour with Dawn Churchill, around Belper’s fascinating churches and chapels past and present, some of which will be open for you to look inside and talk to the people involved. Town paths but sometimes uphill.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts: Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ
Cost: £4 per person, under 16s free.
Pre-booking advised on 01629 536831.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Derby Council House Tour

An amazing transformation of the Council House happened in 2012, so here’s your chance to see how new life has been breathed into the original 1930s structure. The tour includes all the main public areas including the Council Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour and Civic areas.

Time: 2pm to 3pm
Starts: Council House reception, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS
Cost: £3 per person (free for Derby City residents – proof required when booking).
Booking essential on 01332 643411 or on-line at
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet.
No dogs allowed.

Duffield in the News

Come and find out about local news and events and how to find out more about the local area using newspapers!

Time: 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Duffield Library, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4GH.
Cost: Free.
No need to book, just drop in.
Wheelchair accessible.

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