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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 inspirational stories and consider what it means to make history past and present
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!
Tales and Trickery
A wander around four stories from the Belper area. Fact and fiction merge together in a Halloween cauldron. Can you tell them apart?
From Innovators to Bankrupts and Entrepreneurs to Murderers
A talk by Ian Coker for the Belper Historical Society
STRUTTS AND THE RIVER THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Explore the watercourses and beauties of the Rivers Gardens with their historic structures and fascinating history of music and entertainment and the hidden system of water channels.
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.
A marvellous Artisan Market at Cromford Mills showcasing local makers, artisans and producers.
Water Power Past and Present
A walk around the waterways of the Belper Mill complex, seeing how the Strutt’s used water from the River Derwent to power the 11 water wheels.
Assemble: Derby’s Making Festival is an annual gathering that celebrates makers of all shapes and sizes at the Museum of Making on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first factory.
Milfords West Side walk
This walk covers Milford’s west side, looking at the development of the housing, community buildings and the railway.
Spooky Thursday at High Peak Junction
Prepare for Halloween and try your hand at making a large circular knitting cobweb, take part in a Halloween trail and collect an autumn tree seed to plant and grow.
Shine a Light
Providing an after-dark experience for the whole family, Shine A Light will bring together awe-inspiring animations and live musical performances
Let’s Make Christmas 2022
A celebration of making at Derby Museums shops featuring beautiful handmade gifts from local makers.
Railway Workshops Open Days
Entry to these historic railway workshops and the use of the fascinating Audio Tour is FREE. You can also make a poker to keep on this historic forge (£10 per poker).
Belper Ghost Walk
New for 2022! Dare to uncover the secrets of the unseen in Belper town centre, and share your own stories as we wander the haunted streets.