Our cafes are open for takeaways and all of our fabulous independent shops are open! From Monday 17 May we are offering guided tours, including the Arkwright Experience, and you can sit inside our cafes again! Click Book Tickets for our guided tours.

Audio Tours

If you prefer to learn at your leisure then why not take one of our new audio tours. The route covers 23 stops including the mills, church, canal wharf and finally Cromford Village before returning to the Mills via picturesque the Church Walk.

You can tour at your own pace though most visitors find it takes them about 90 minutes to complete the route.  Handsets can be collected and dropped off at the ticket kiosk or in the Mill Shop.

Audio Tours Ticket Prices 

COVID19  – As part of adapting our visitor offer these are available to book on the day from the Mill Shop.  Tours cost £6.00 and you will also receive our Cotton Spinners Pass, valid for one year.

If you have booked an Arkwright's Special Pass or already hold a valid  Mill Manager's Pass your ticket includes the option of an audio tour.


Under 16s go free (must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Carers go free. 

You will be asked for a £10 deposit when you hire an audio tour.  You will get this back when you return the handset