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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Family Activities at the Mill: October Half Term

Cromford Mills Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock

Come and Join the Clog Dance: family workshop Tuesday 26th October 3-4pm, the marquee Join ‘Come and Join the Clog Dance’ with Caroline Radcliffe in a fun, family friendly workshop.

Model Railway Exhibition

Cromford Mills Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock

In conjunction with The Arkwright Society, The Chesterfield Railway Modellers (incl: Wingfield Railway Group) present a Model Railway Exhibition. Featuring: Wingfield Junction 'OO' gauge freelance layout based in N. Derbyshire


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!