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Family Activities at the Mill: Time Traveller’s Tours

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Time Traveller’s Tours

A tour for the young, and the young at heart. Come and learn about the history of the mill through games and challenges (you can get dressed up too if you want!). Do you have what it takes to be a master mill worker?

Tours last approx. 45 minutes, including a visit to the Arkwright Experience. Please wear clothes and shoes you can move comfortably in. Suitable for 3+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

£10 per adult, under 16s go free. Max 3 children per paying adult. Max 10 people per tour. If there are enough tickets left for your chosen time slot, but they are not in the correct ratio of adult to children’s tickets, please ring Reception on 01629 823256.

Please let your guide know if you do not feel comfortable sharing equipment with the other members of the group, and we will do our best to accommodate you. All games will be played outside unless it is raining heavily. Adults will need a mask for the Arkwright Experience, which is indoors.


Sunday 24th October 10am – www.wegottickets.com/event/527182/

Sunday 24th October 2.30pm – https://www.wegottickets.com/event/527180

Monday 25th October 2.30pm https://www.wegottickets.com/event/527184/

Wednesday 27th October 10am – www.wegottickets.com/event/527186/

Saturday 30th October 10am –  www.wegottickets.com/event/527188/

Sunday 31st October 10am –  www.wegottickets.com/event/527190/

Sunday 31st October 2.30pm – www.wegottickets.com/event/527192/


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. Caroline will introduce you to the costume and working conditions of a nineteenth century textile mill worker and teach you some of the clog dance steps from our exhibition film, ‘The Machinery’. Please wear hard-soled flat shoes if possible and sign up to save a place at the workshop. No need for any previous dance experience!

Tickets are free thanks to funding from Arts Council England, but places are limited, so please sign up here:  www.wegottickets.com/event/527173/


All aboard! Transport Trail

Saturday 16th October to Sunday 31st October.

To celebrate the Chesterfield Railway Modellers coming to Cromford Mills this half term, we have hidden 6 tiny trains around the site. Find them all and put the words together to learn something new and win a prize!

This activity is free of charge. Ask in the kiosk for more information.


Shine A Light

28th & 29th October, 6.30-10pm

Don’t miss the most spectacular light show Cromford Mills has ever seen! For more information and to get your tickets, go to https://www.cromfordmills.org.uk/shine-a-light/


October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am
October 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


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