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Masson Mills
Masson Mills

Unfortunately, Masson Mills remains closed to the public, due to the economic effects of the pandemic.

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Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills

The world's first successful water-powered cotton spinning mills, built by Sir Richard Arkwright between 1771 and 1791. Discover the birthplace of the factory system - where innovation and enterprise changed the world. Enjoy guided tours, exhibitions, refreshments and gift shops.

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Cromford Canal
Cromford Canal

The northern stretch of the canal lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and is an attractive visitor destination, with five miles to explore along the towpath.

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Birdswood Boat Trip
Birdswood Boat Trips

Come and enjoy a peaceful journey along the Cromford Canal on Birdswood and get up close to the fabulous wildlife and take in the amazing scenery.

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre
High Peak Junction Visitor Centre

High Peak Junction was the hub of transport activity and is now a true haven of heritage and wildlife. It's literally the junction of the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Trail.

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Leawood Pumphouse
Leawood Pumphouse

Leawood Pump and Leawood aqueduct are scheduled monuments and well worth a visit, they are a short walk from High Peak Junction.

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John Smedley's Lea Mills
John Smedley's Lea Mills

Visit John Smedley's factory shop for a wide range of products including their exclusive Sea Island cotton and Merino wool ranges

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Belper Mills
Belper Mills

The Belper Mills complex lies at the northern entrance to the town on the A6. Belper North Mill now houses a museum ‘Strutt’s North Mill’, and a visitor centre serving the Derwent Valley. Tours of the museum and the town itself are available from here.

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A View of Belper River Gardens from East Mill
Belper River Gardens

Belper River Gardens have been described as Amber Valley’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ and are an attractive setting for events throughout the summer months.

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Darley Park
Darley Park

Within walking distance of the city centre, Darley Park, given to the city by the Evans family, offers fine views of Derby.

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The Silk Mill, Derby
The Silk Mill

The Silk Mill is undergoing a major redevelopment and will be closed until further notice. It is expected to open in Spring 2021 as The Museum of Making.

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Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery have an exciting programme of events and national and international exhibitions throughout the year.

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Pickford's House Derby
Pickford's House Derby

Pickford's House museum in Derby City, family home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford, illustrates domestic life from 18th and 19th century

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Heage Windmill
Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill, with views to the Derwent Valley, offers guided tours, group and school visits, with extra special events, and flour sales

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Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Wirksworth Heritage Centre with exhibitions and events telling the stories of this Derbyshire market town and its people for over 30 years

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