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Cromford Mill

Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ, England
+44 1629 823256
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Lively scene in old Industrial Mill area

This is an ongoing restoration project in the Derwent valley Mills area of Derbyshire. At present... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda L
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Over Priced Cost To See Poor Audio Visual Display

Meet Mr Arkwright you are told - meet a screen and a load of perspex boards with large writing on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger A
London, United Kingdom
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Cromford Mill is home to the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill. The Arkwright Society is an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford. Entry to the site is free, and visitors are welcome to come and explore the Gateway Visitor Centre, with information on all of the things to see and do throughout the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Entrance to the first mill and 3D audio visual show of Arkwright himself telling his story is just £3 and tours of the mill are available for £5. As a contribution towards the running costs of the Society, there is a modest charge for car parking ('Pay & Display'). Cromford Mill also offers a wide ranging retail experience in attractive surroundings. All purchases make a contribution to the work of the Society - directly or indirectly. There is a selection of cafes and shops to browse in and around the site including an art gallery and charity shop as well as beautiful canal-side walks. Whether you've come for a walk, stopped to have a coffee or soak up some of the history, Cromford Mills is a lovely day out for all the family.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ongoing restoration project in the Derwent valley Mills area of Derbyshire. At present it houses a cafe and some shops including a gift shop and an antiques shop. There is a free exhibition area detailing some of the history and also another...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meet Mr Arkwright you are told - meet a screen and a load of perspex boards with large writing on is all you get. No machines working, no real insight - a bit of a rip-off I'd say. Just some shops selling the usual gifty...More

2  Thank Roger A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great place lots to see lots to buy. I could not take my eye of the great items for sale. Dave is one of the nicest men he will take time to help you just ask

Thank mike o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cromford Mill advertised a THREE DAY Georgian weekend starting today 1st September. The attached photos show what they advertise online and in leaflets - "Three days of events for all ages", "canal boat trips", "hog roast" etc etc NOTHING (extra to the usual tours) was...More

2  Thank arecentvisitorUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mill was our first port of call when we arrived in the for a short stay in the area. This is a good place to start if you want to learn about the Derwent Valley and its heritage. Traffic around the mill area was...More

1  Thank TravellerFromNWales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old Mill site that is undergoing very slow renovation. Several antique and craft type shops to visit but if you are interested in the history to really get the story you have to pay. i was not that iumpressed

2  Thank Dave F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited again recently to introduce some friends to the site and in better weather than last time! We took the guided tour. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, but at the right length for a mixed group. As there was a chance of rain later...More

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Started our visit with a delicious breakfast at the cafe. Fascinating history, good to see that the good and the bad are acknowledged. Loved the animation - won't say more so as not to spoil the experience for others. A lot of effort has been...More

Thank ATS2013
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We started a walk from the canal across the road from Cromford Mill, and carried on up the High Peak Trail/Incline, before heading back to Cromford (4.5miles). There's a shorter 3-mile version too. These are easily obtainable online. There are historically informative signs along the...More

Thank Lynda5744
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The buildings have been well restored and the information boards are very informative. We weren't there in time for a guided tour. The "Arkwright Experience" is just a lecture and a fuzzy film of an actor playing the part of Richard Arkwright. There are no...More

Thank chives1cl
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