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Derby Ram Trail
Derby Ram Trail

The unique world-class Derby Ram Trail has now been extended to 25th August.

Thu 27th May/Wed 25th Aug
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Quentin Blake and John Yeoman
Quentin Blake and John Yeoman

Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers, but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman. This exhibition is the first to celebrate this partnership, featuring more than 40 works, including illustrations and books by the two.

Fri 9th Jul/Sun 3rd Oct
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High Peak Junction
Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction

Follow the trail and be amazed by the history of run-away trains and the oldest railway toilet in the world. Pick up a trail pack from the Visitor Centre at High Peak Junction.

Sun 25th Jul/Tue 31st Aug
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Cromford Mills Bazaar
Cromford Mills Bazaar

Featuring everything from food to flowers, art to antiques, and candles to curios, you will be sure to find a quirky bargain at our monthly bazaar.

Sun 1st Aug
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Family Outdoor Theatre at the Mill
Family Outdoor Theatre at the Mill

Don’t miss this long-awaited, highly-anticipated flagship show – Boudica – from Wild Geese Theatre with their interactive style bringing the audience into the world of the play.

Tue 3rd Aug
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Drawing for Relaxation Coins and Jewellery
Drawing for Relaxation Coins and Jewellery

Be inspired by the beautiful jewellery and coins in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery’s archaeology collection in the latest of the video tutorials: Drawing for Relaxation

Wed 4th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley Bohemian Rhapsody
Cinema in the Valley Bohemian Rhapsody

Mango Presents Cinema in The Valley – outdoor cinema screening of Bohemian Rhapsody at Cromford Cricket Club in the World heritage site

Wed 4th Aug
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Pond dipping at Cromford Mills
Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill

Enjoy an exclusive pond dipping experience with the Cromford Mills team.

Thu 5th Aug
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Sensory Garden
Pickfords Plot Sensory Garden

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden exploring the sights, smells, noises and textures in our sensory trail.

Thu 5th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley Grease
Cinema in the Valley Grease

Mango Presents Cinema in the Valley. Join us for summer night outdoor cinema screening of ‘Grease’ in the Derwent Valley

Thu 5th Aug
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Family Friday Vikings
Family Friday Vikings

This week we will be finding out about what life was like in Derby when the Vikings were in charge.

Fri 6th Aug
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Explore Turbines Windmills and Engines
Explore Turbines Windmills and Engines

Download the activity sheets to discover the science behind how turbine mechanisms work and have a go at making your own

Fri 6th Aug
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Empowered Adornment
Empowered Adornment Gold Jewellery Stories

Empowered Adornment is an opportunity to learn more about Anisha’s work, hear the stories collected so far and to document your own family’s jewellery stories to be included as part of the project

Fri 6th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley Dirty Dancing
Cinema in the Valley Dirty Dancing

Mango Presents ‘Cinema in the Valley’. Join us for a summer night outdoor cinema screening of Dirty Dancing in the Derwent Valley

Fri 6th Aug
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Rams To the Rescue Tactile Session
Rams to the Rescue Tactile Session

Celebrate the Derby Ram Trail with a range of tactile making and storytelling activities, inspired by our natural environment, suitable for families with sight impairments

Sat 7th Aug
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Derbyshire Angling Fair
Derbyshire Angling Fair

This unique free event at Cromford Mills is ideal for all the family and offers an excellent range of trade stands, activities and displays throughout the day.

Sat 7th Aug/Sun 8th Aug
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Fabulous Family Circus Day
Fabulous Family Circus Day

To celebrate the creative partnership of author John Yeoman and illustrator Quentin Blake, we have a whole host of circus related activities for you to join in with

Sat 7th Aug
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kitchenalia
Kitchenalia Woodworking Course

Join Steve Smith, Pattern Maker by trade and the Museum of Making’s Workshop Supervisor, on this weekend course to make your own kitchen utensils and equipment.

Sat 7th Aug/Sun 8th Aug
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Make Patterns
Make Patterns

In this Derby Museum’s Make session for children, they’ll be experimenting with mark making to recreate some of the patterns found in their World Collection gallery, supported by online video.

Mon 9th Aug
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Crafty Tuesdays Afternoon Tea
Crafty Tuesdays Afternoon Tea

This week is Afternoon Tea Week, join us to craft your own tea set and yummy cakes to share with your teddy bears.

Tue 10th Aug
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Art hub Ram Maquettes
Art Hub Ram Maquettes

At this Art Hub session, learn how to create your own ram maquette using a range of making techniques.

Wed 11th Aug
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Rams to the Rescue
Rams to the Rescue

We will be opening the Museum and Art Gallery early for families with Special Educational Needs to explore the Mini Ram Trail.

Thu 12th Aug
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Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill
Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill

Enjoy an exclusive pond dipping experience with our Cromford Mills team.

Thu 12th Aug
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Pickfords Plot Nature Creatives
Pickfords Plot Nature Creatives

Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden where you can unleash your creative side from observational drawing, poetry and creating art using natural elements.

Thu 12th Aug
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Family Friday South Asian Heritage Month
Family Friday South Asian Heritage Month

This week we will be celebrating South Asian Heritage Month with themed activities and crafts.

Fri 13th Aug
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Derby our city of making
Derby Our City of Making

An exciting dance production by Surtal Arts especially for the Museum of Making, commissioned by Junction Arts, to celebrate Derby as a ‘city of making’.

Fri 13th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley The Greatest Showman
Cinema in the Valley The Greatest Showman

Mango presents Cinema in the Valley. Summer night screening of The Greatest Showman at Derby Rugby Club, Darley Abbey

Fri 13th Aug
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Sci-Fi Saturday
Sci-Fi Saturday

at Cromford Mills

An intergalactic display of models, props, puppets and costumes from classic Sci-Fi productions of Gerry Anderson, Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Star Trek…and beyond!

Sat 14th Aug
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Introduction to Fabric Monoprinting
Introduction to Fabric Monoprinting

Explore this expressive and versatile technique in this introductory session for beginners.

Sat 14th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley Labyrinth
Cinema in the Valley Labyrinth

Join us for an outdoor summer night screening of Labryinth at Derby Rugby Club in Darley Abbey

Sat 14th Aug
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Artisan Market
Artisan Market

A marvellous Artisan Market showcasing local makers, artisans and producers at Cromford Mills

Sun 15th Aug
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Crafty Tuesdays Collage Patterns
Crafty Tuesday Collage Patterns

This time we will be exploring patterns found around the house and using collage to create beautiful images.

Tue 17th Aug
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Introduction to Pottery
Introduction to Pottery Workshop

In this beginner’s session you will be guided by a ceramics artist to create a coil pot.

Wed 18th Aug
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Historic Derby Walk
Historic Derby Walk

Join local historian Maxwell Craven for an easy 70-90 minute stroll through the best of historic Derby.

Wed 18th Aug
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Pond dipping at Cromford Mills
Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill

Enjoy an exclusive pond dipping experience with our Cromford Mills team

Thu 19th Aug
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Minibeast Safari
Pickford’s Plot Minibeast Safari

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden travelling in the undergrowth to find and identify the minibeasts that live there.

Thu 19th Aug
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Time Travellers Tour
Time Traveller’s Tour

New to Cromford Mills! A tour for the young, and the young at heart.

Thu 19th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley
Cinema in the Valley The Lion King

Mango presents Cinema in the Valley. Join us for a summer night outdoor cinema screening of The Lion King at Belper Rugby Club

Thu 19th Aug
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Family Friday Record Makers
Family Friday Record Makers

Inspired by Quentin Blake and John Yeoman’s book The World’s Laziest Duck and Other Amazing Records, challenge your family to make and break some records…

Fri 20th Aug
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Cinema in the Valley
Cinema in the Valley Top Gun

Mango presents ‘Cinema in the Valley. Join us for a summer night outdoor cinema screening of Top Gun in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Fri 20th Aug
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Celebrating the Arts
Celebrating the Arts

Reflect on the beauty of the Derwent Valley and delight in this hands-on celebration of the arts this August.

Sat 21st Aug/Sun 22nd Aug
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Rams Super Saturday
Rams Super Saturday

Unleash your creative side with our Rams Super Saturday. Have a go at a range of ram activities that explore Derby and Derbyshire’s unique character.

Sat 21st Aug
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In the Footsteps of Artists Tour
In the Footsteps of Artists Tour

Many artists have sketched and painted Cromford Mills over the years, and have contributed much to what we know about its history. Find out more about them in this interesting walk around the mills and village.

Sat 21st Aug
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Cinema in the Valley
Cinema in the Valley The Full Monty

Mango presents ‘Cinema in the Valley. Join us for a summer night outdoor cinema screening of The Full Monty

Sat 21st Aug
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Cromfords Georgian Mill Tour
Cromfords Georgian Mill Tour

Join our Mill Manager and step back in time to 1797 when he was running the world’s first successful water-powered cotton mill in its most profitable year.

Sun 22nd Aug
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In the Footsteps of Artists Tour
In the Footsteps of Artists Tour

Many artists have sketched and painted Cromford Mills over the years, and have contributed much to what we know about its history. Find out more about them in this interesting walk around the mills and village.

Sun 22nd Aug
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Crafty Tuesdays Peg People
Crafty Tuesdays Peg People

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This time we will be creating colourful characters using pegs.

Tue 24th Aug
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Art Hub flying machines
Art Hub Flying Machines

Come and prototype your very own flying machine, inspired by John Yeoman’s story Up with the Birds, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Wed 25th Aug
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Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill
Pond Dipping at Cromford Mill

Enjoy an exclusive pond dipping experience with our Cromford Mills team

Thu 26th Aug
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Drawn Inspiration Personal Objects
Drawn Inspiration Personal Objects

This artist-led activity is aimed at adults of all artistic abilities, from complete beginners through to confident sketchers!

Thu 26th Aug
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Sensory Garden
Pickford’s Plot Sensory Garden

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden exploring the sights, smells, noises and textures in our sensory trail.

Thu 26th Aug
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Time Travellers Tour
Time Traveller’s Tour

New to Cromford Mills! A tour for the young, and the young at heart.

Thu 26th Aug
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Robin Hood
Outdoor Theatre Robin Hood

An evening packed with wildly inventive story-telling, fast-paced drama, a host of musical instruments and many a quick costume along the way!

Thu 26th Aug
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Family Friday Walkies
Family Friday Walkies

This week’s session will be celebrating man’s best friend – dogs – to help you and you family explore your creative sides.

Fri 27th Aug
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Darley Park Concert
Darley Park Concert

Darley Park Concert will be returning in August to celebrate 300 years of making in Derby.

Fri 27th Aug/Sun 29th Aug
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Adventure Weekend
Adventure Weekend at Cromford Mills

Get ready for an action-packed weekend!

Sat 28th Aug/Mon 30th Aug
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Belper Arts Trail
Belper Arts Trail

Belper Arts Trail returns after a long Covid break with artists, entertainment, live music, poetry and pirate shenanigans!

Sun 29th Aug/Mon 30th Aug
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Pirate Ship Junk Modelling
Pirate Ship Junk Modelling

The Museum of Making will be joining in with the frivolities of the Furthest from the Sea Festival and challenging families to design and build their own unique pirate ships out of junk.

Mon 30th Aug
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