The birthplace of the modern factory system

Contemporary art comes to Cromford Mills

Hetain Patel commemorates the mills’ forgotten workers in his installation ‘Cotton Labour’, on show this summer in the mill yard.

Plan Your Visit

Our tips on how to make the most of your visit to our historic Mill.

Upcoming Events

See what’s happening at Cromford Mills this month.


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A Cat Comes to Cromford: Story Trail

There’s a new cat around town…But where has it come from? Follow the trail to discover the story of how the mill cat arrived in Cromford, and what happened next.

Thursday Art Workshops

Thursday Art Workshops To celebrate Hetain Patel’s art installation in the yard, we have got four fantastic art workshops lined up across August. No need to book, just turn up

Model Railway Exhibition

The Chesterfield Railway Modellers return to Cromford Mills to install one of their most impressive model railways to date, featuring Wingfield Junction. The exhibition is raising funds for the Special


There’s plenty at Cromford Mills for learners of all ages.


Education at Cromford Mills

Resources for all ages, including schools, teachers, scouts and more.

Support Us

Find out how you can become a member of the Arkwright Society or a volunteer at Cromford Mills.


Become a member of the Arkwright Society.


We’re always on the lookout for volunteers!