The birthplace of the modern factory system

250 years of industrial revolution

The world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill.

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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Antiques Fair

Cromford Mills Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock

(10am – 4pm Mill Yard / Large Marquee) Cromford Mills Antiques Fair is the ideal chance to browse quality antiques, relics and vintage collectables. Explore Heritage Antiques and Cromford Mills

Artisan Market

Cromford Mills Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock

A marvellous Artisan Market showcasing local makers, artisans and producers. The market runs each third Sunday of the month in Arkwright’s historic mill yard. With a focus on accomplished producers


Cromford Mills Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock

Featuring everything from food to flowers, art to antiques, and candles to curios, you will be sure to find a quirky bargain at our monthly bazaar! Dive in amongst the


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!