Don’t miss your chance to discover the influence of landscapes and the history of Royal Crown Derby with Dr. Elizabeth Woledge, Director of Royal Crown Derby Museum Trust, at Cromford Mills’ Georgian-inspired Afternoon Tea.
Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury nibbles, cakes, and homemade fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, all served with tea or coffee. While Dr Woledge takes you on a journey of the history of Royal Crown Derby from its humble beginnings in 1750 to the present day. Learn how to identify the oldest items, discover how new innovations shaped the factory’s fortunes, and admire the outstanding craftsmanship of some of our finest items. The talk is illustrated with museum items that you can handle and explore getting a full appreciation of the tactile beauty of Derby Porcelain.
All proceeds generated from this event will go directly to the Arkwright Society Charity, supporting the restoration efforts of Cromford Mills. Cromford Mills is an internationally significant heritage site located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Location: The Gothic Warehouse is located in the surrounding beautiful setting of Cromford Canal, next to Cromford Mills.
Starts: From 2 pm
£30 per person