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Cromford Mill

Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ, England
+44 1629 823256
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Fascinating trip into industrial history

A visit to somewhere I had been before, on that occasion it was still very run down and behind... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
A bit of a let down but the birds on show were great!

We went here with our toddler and 7 year old nephew with high hopes of a great scarecrow trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mansfield, 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.
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Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A visit to somewhere I had been before, on that occasion it was still very run down and behind barriers with little public access. A leaflet at our rental cottage suggested that things had changed. Indeed they have. From derelict to an important part of...More

Thank Candifa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with our toddler and 7 year old nephew with high hopes of a great scarecrow trail, pony rides and petting zoo. On getting there we were surprised by the cost of parking and the lack of attention to the scarecrows (they were...More

Thank ricardo6677
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mill is great and now used as a visitor centre with shops, cafe and audio visual experience. We went on a long walk along the canal and river which afforded great views and plenty of wildlife.

Thank davidzmitchell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of hours here finding out all about Sir Richard Arkwright’s life and mill obsessions. Paid £3 for parking. Have heard the audio tour is good but hubbie and I can never agree on the right pace for them, so we went for...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well put together attraction. You can look around the site yourself but it's definitely best with one of the audio guides and/or a guided tour. There is also the very good Arkwright Experience which brings the history alive. As well as visiting the...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Initially thought we would just see shops and have a quick walk round. Then opted for 1 hour talk. It cost £5 per person but was well worth it. 30 minutes history about Arkwright setting up first cotton mills etc then the remaining time having...More

Thank Mustard_Staffs
Reviewed 4 November 2017

It's not a place just to walk in , wander and take a few pics, it's highly informative about the background to the site itself, and to the man who created it all, and his place in history. There are info plaques round but we...More

Thank roywolfman
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our day out at Cromford Mill and village thanks to the audio tour and meeting the man himself Sir Richard Arkwright in the Visitor Centre. The Wheatcroft Wharf Cafe next to the canal is pleasant if you like scones. There isn’t much here...More

Thank DhooGlass
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Had never heard of Cromford Mill until this week. Had no idea this was a World Heritage Site. Great insight into the start of the Industrial Revolution in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside you can imagine.

Thank winston s
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We pulled up and it looked pretty empty, went to the shop to buy a ticket and got offered 3 different ones, we opted for the audio tour, was gived a mobile player, which took us to 24 different locations, in the village and far...More

Thank Stephen R
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Response from NotLordPercy | Reviewed this property |
Excellent idea!