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The Peacock Revolution
From crushed velvet trousers to satin shirts, kaftans and brocaded jackets – this is the period when clothing truly did become technicolour!
Explore and Discovery Activities for the Summer Holidays
Runaway Train Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction of a Mini-Beast Safari at Middleton Top – activities for your family to enjoy any day during the summer holidays!
Do It Yourself Exhibition
From DIY TV programmes to current DIY trends on social media, this unique, quirky exhibition will explore the intriguing past, present and future of DIY.
First Fridays: Tales of Derby Women Past
Six Derby and Derbyshire poets working in collaboration with She Speaks UK, have taken inspiration from Derby’s rich heritage to create spoken word pieces that highlight women’s stories from history.
Cromford Mills Antiques Fair is the ideal chance to browse quality antiques, relics and vintage collectables.
Mills, Music and Manufactories walk
Join in a walk through what was once the industrial heart of Belper, discovering the role of music in the lives of the workers and how ingenuity and social awareness helped develop a vibrant community.
Belper Night Watchmens Reports
A talk by Adrian Farmer for the Belper Historical Society
A date for your diary – more details coming soon.
Heritage Open Days
Enjoy free entry to the historic railway workshops and use of the fascinating Audio Tour to hear about one of the World’s first Railways as part of the countrywide Heritage Open Days Festival.
A marvellous Artisan Market at Cromford Mills showcasing local makers, artisans and producers.
Leawood Pumphouse Operating Days
Experience the power of this great steam engine – the heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as tons of water are pumped from the River Derwent to the Cromford Canal.
Wyver Lane walk
A picturesque walk linking aspects of the Strutt legacy including housing, the original weir and farms. Also the local nature reserve.
HISTORIC DERBY GUIDED TOUR
Come on a guided tour and find out about the history of Derby: a Cathedral city in the centre of England, lying on the River Derwent, rich in history, culture and diversity.