We are please to say that our cafes are open for takeaways and all of our fabulous independent shops are open! Come and enjoy the historic mill yard and support local businesses.

Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Current Opening Times

Public Tours and The Arkwright Experience open daily. Booking required.

The Mill Yard, Mill Shop and Cafés are free to explore between 10am and 5pm daily.

Getting Here

Located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, Cromford Mills is accessible by local public transport. Pay and display parking is also available on site.

Finding Us

Tickets

Make the most of your visit by discovering more about the amazing history of the site with one of our visitor passes, valid for 12 months.

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21/04/2021 - 14:27
Join us! We are looking to recruit people to work in our busy cafés. To start from 10th May, we are looking for both part-time (...

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