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Process and Progress

Please note Derby Museum and Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Explore the making process and progression of modernist sculptor Ronald Pope (1920-1997) and of a series of artists who have all won the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award over the last 19 years

Fri 14th Feb/Sun 10th May
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Making at the Mill Ropemaking

Join us for an introduction to ropemaking with historical ropemaker Thomas Taylor. With 15 years of experience, Thomas blends fascinating historical insights with specific knowledge of the materials involved to keep this historical craft alive

Sat 2nd May
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Fabric of the North Talk

Woven Tapestries, Woven Stories: ​Exhibition preview talk
Michael Crompton now lives near Morecambe, but grew up in the smoke and steam of industrial Lancashire and is now one of Britain’s best known tapestry artists. This is his story.

Wed 6th May
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Blue woven fabric
Fabric of the North

Fabric of the North brings together works by members of the British Tapestry Group, in a range of styles and techniques, large and small, with a single theme: our Northern heritage.

Thu 7th May/Sat 23rd May
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Cromford Mills Bazaar

Browse through the unexpected, find a quirky bargain and appreciate the unusual finds of Cromford Mills’ new monthly market.

Sat 9th May
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Lumsdale Valley Walk

Join us for a leisurely guided one mile walk down through the wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty, exploring the stone mill ruins, ponds and waterfalls that make up this scheduled ancient monument.

Sun 10th May
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St Marys Church
Postponed: Writing Ramble Derwent Delights

Enjoy a walk with an experienced guide to discover the history of Cromford and its industrial past, then return to Cromford Mill to write poetry to be included in the Derwent Delights quest boxes.

Fri 15th May
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Arkwright Artisan Market
Artisan Market

A marvellous Artisan Market showcasing local makers, artisans and producers.

Sun 17th May
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Langley Mill
Wheels of Industry Langley Mill

Robert Mee, of the Heanor Local History Society, looks at the growth of the industrial village of Langley Mill, along with its eventual decline.

Tue 19th May
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Camp fire cooking
Derbyshire Countryside Weekend

Celebrating the Derbyshire countryside in style with live cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, pond dipping, birds of prey, fly fishing displays and more!

Sat 23rd May/Mon 25th May
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Time Travellers Tour
Time Travellers Tour

Step back in time and explore the mill yard with your costumed guide. Learn local Georgian gossip and discover how Cromford Mills changed the world.

Thu 28th May
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Doffers Meadow Explorers

Borrow our bug hunting gear and dive into the meadows! Search for flowers and bugs galore.

Thu 28th May
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Scavenger Tots
Scavenger Tots

Join us in the Education Room for a time of singing, stories and play!

Fri 29th May
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Lumsdale Garden Party
Lumsdale Garden Party

Everyone is welcome at Ivy Cottage for our annual Garden Party.

Come and join residents and friends of the beautiful Lumsdale Valley as they raise vital funds to continue their conservation work.

Sat 30th May
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