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Cromford Mills Re-Opens

It’s fantastic that Cromford Mills is now open again! The site is observing strictly the  government Covid-19 guidelines, so the normal visitor offer has been carefully and thoughtfully adapted.

Visitors can still enjoy the historic site in a variety of ways from the 4th of July. Current opening hours are 10am to 4pm and entrance to the mill yard is free.

The site has also gained the Visit England “We’re Good To Go” Kitemark.

Visit England GoodToGo!

Here’s what to expect:

What’s Open?
Food & Drink – Arkwright’s Café in the mill yard, Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café and the new Counting House Coffee Stop at the canal wharf are all open and offering takeaway service. Outdoor seating is available.

Shopping & Retail – The Cromford Mills Shop and the independent retail shops in the mill yard are open. Please follow the instructions outside each shop and check with the individual retailers regarding opening hours.

Find out more about retailers on site here

Mill Yard – Enjoy walking around and investigating the history of Cromford Mills. You will find interpretation boards around the site. Free Entry.

Picnics & Nature – Beyond the mill walls you can explore our new wooden sculpture trail and picnic area by the River Derwent. Climb the steps of Scarthin Rock to discover the best view of the site. Across the road you can also enjoy a walk along the Cromford Canal, a lovely place to look for wildlife. You can walk from Cromford to the High Peak Junction railway workshops and Leawood Pumphouse. Please use the rubbish bins provided on site and do not leave any litter behind.

Toilets – The toilets in the mill yard are open, including the disabled toilet and baby changing facilities. We have reduced the number of cubicles and are operating a queuing system. Portaloos are also available around the site to reduce queuing.

What’s Not Open?
The Visitor Centre, Arkwright Experience and Guided/Audio Tours are not currently available. We hope to adapt our visitor experience soon to meet government guidelines regarding visitor safety.

Opening Times
You can explore the Mill Yard, Mill Shop and Cafés between 10am and 4pm daily
Opening times for the independent shops in the mill yard vary, please see their individual listings

Enjoy your visit safely
Whilst onsite, we ask that all visitors follow our new policies to keep everyone safe.

  • Please keep a safe social distance between all visitors and members of the Cromford Mills team
  • Observe the floor markers wherever you see them
  • Follow any one-way signs or instructions
  • Please give way to fellow visitors and wait your turn whenever you see a sign asking you to do so
  • Please pay by card or contactless device where possible
  • Look after those with you and keep dogs on leads and children close by
  • Maintain good hygiene and avoid touching hard surfaces, hand sanitiser stations and hand washing facilities are available
  • Please do not visit if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19

Pay and display parking is available next to the Cromford Mills site. All of the revenue for car parking goes towards the continued restoration of the site.  Please use postcode DE4 3RQ if you are using a satnav. For more directions on getting here, click here.

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