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Discovery Days Events Thursday 31st

Thu 31st Oct
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Pickford’s Plot

Join us for this nature focused session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays.

Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: Pickford’s House, Derby, DE1 1DA
Cost: Free – donations welcome
No need to book, just drop in
Wheelchair friendly
Suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups


Powering the Mills

The mastery of water power was essential to Arkwright’s success. Discover his ingenuity using this environmentally friendly power source, and where water still moves under your feet today on this guided tour.

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm
Location: Cromford Mills, DE4 3RQ
Cost: Adults – £5
Booking advised on 01629 823256
Not suitable for wheelchairs


Heage and the Duffield Frith

Four mile walk with John Morrissey to see and hear how a former medieval deer park lying at the northern edge of the Duffield Frith was acquired by the Hurt family using profits from mineral extraction to make them yet more money.

Time: 2pm to 5pm
Starts: Eagle Tavern Car Park, Heage, DE56 2HU
Cost: Adults – £5, accompanied under 16s free
Pre-book at
Not suitable for wheelchairs – some steep or challenging sections


Transport in the Derwent Valley Talk

From horse and cart to lorry, and steam engine to the possibilities of electrification, Adrian Farmer uses old photographs to explore the Derwent Valley’s past road and rail transport options.

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Room 10, Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU
Cost: Free – donations welcome
Booking advised on 01629 536831
Wheelchair friendly, accessible toilets


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