In line with the national lockdown, Cromford Mills will remain closed to the public. The Counting House Coffee Stop will now also remain closed until the situation improves. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Learning at Cromford Mills

Educational Visits for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Sandford Award Winner 2016 LogoCromford Mills have developed a schools resource of high quality using methodology which acts as a model for all. The attention to detail, quality and best practice, which pervades the learning experience is admirable’.

- From Sandford Award judge’s citation

What was it like to be a child working in the cotton mills?

What was Sir Richard Arkwright really like?

Why is Cromford Important?

A visit to Cromford Mills will give all the answers and much more!

Learning Resources

Packs of learning resources for teachers and students are available to download free of charge.


Costs for educational visits start from as little as £4 per student but vary depending on course content and equipment used. There is a small additional charge for the Arkwright Experience audio visual.


If you need further information, or would like to book a visit, please email our Education Officer: Michael Ledger