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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Georgian Re-enactment Weekend

The Georgian Re-enactment Weekend is back with a bang as two groups of historical re-enactors return to our site with black powder demonstrations, authentic blacksmithing displays, soldier tents, pubs and

May half term: Families at the Mill

Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June, Education Room, 10-4 This holiday we are celebrating the inventions of the Georgian period! From sandwiches to lawnmowers, we have a lot to

Family Time Traveller’s Tours

A tour for the young, and the young at heart. Come and learn about the history of the mill through games and challenges (you can get dressed up too if


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!