Adults and Young Adults – Learning
It’s always a good time to learn – and we offer a range of both formal and informal learning activities aimed at adults and young adults.
What was it like living in Derbyshire in the 18th Century? Was Sir Richard Arkwright a good boss?
The Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days combines informal activities with learning opportunities for example: find out how rope is made at Chatham Docks; how to make stage blood and fog and use them in scenes from Shakespeare; how to trace your family history; or be inspired to find out more about the cultural heritage, the industrial history and the people who made it.
Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of the Derwent Valley whilst learning about its history from one of our tour guides, watch demonstrations on traditional techniques such as wood crafting, or learn how to make a mosaic.