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Build a Waterwheel

April 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and join us in the Education room to have a go at making a working waterwheel out of building bricks – and then test it! You’ll need all your creativity and engineering skills to build a structure that carries water to and away from a perfectly positioned waterwheel. Learn about breastshot, overshot and undershot wheels, and see which one works best.

Suggested donation £5 per family. Every penny we raise goes straight back into the conservational and educational work of the Arkwright Society. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. One building kit per family, first come first served. We will have two building sessions, please arrive at either 1pm or 2pm.


April 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cromford Mills
Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ United Kingdom + Google Map