Learning Tour for those wanting to start researching this fantastic site.
Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Cost: Free of charge!
Anyone who is interested in starting, or developing, their own research into the fascinating heritage of the East Midlands’ only World Heritage Site.
- Find out why the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed by UNESCO.
- Discover the wide range of research areas and themes you could investigate along this 15 mile site linked to our research framework.
- Travel by minibus with expert guides visiting a range of museums, sites and venues to be inspired to research and contribute to our knowledge about this site.
- Find out about the world’s first factories, their associated features and the rich history, heritage, characters and engineering that makes this area unique.
How to book:
Places are limited. To reserve your place:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone: Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service on 01629 533439
Please provide your name, and organisation (if applicable), contact email and phone number and any specific needs or mobility issues so we can ensure you have a successful and enjoyable day.
The day will be led by Georgina Greaves from Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service and Adrian Farmer, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site who have a wealth of experience in engaging people with this site. You’ll go away with plenty of ideas and opportunities to build knowledge about this Great Place into your own research or share opportunities with others, whatever your focus.
Visit and free entry to the following venues will also be included:
- Derbyshire Record Office
- Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills
- Cromford Mills
- Cromford Village and workers houses
- High Peak Junction Railway Workshops
- Milford and the workers houses
- Strutt’s North Mill, Belper
- Long Row and the Clusters, Belper
9.30am Meet at Matlock Railway Station OR
9.40am Meet at Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, DE4 3FE
4.35pm at Belper Railway Station OR
5pm return by minibus to Matlock and the Derbyshire Record Office
What to bring:
- Packed lunch (hot drinks and a place to eat lunch will be provided)
- Warm and waterproof jacket
- Flat sturdy shoes or boots
- Notebook, pencil, camera if you wish
This opportunity is being offered free of charge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council England funded Great Place Scheme. Running until the end of 2020 the Scheme is a programme of activity which is the next step in engaging people with the uniqueness of our Great Place: the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.