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.

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


During the coronavirus pandemic, we have been developing new ways of engaging with schools. We are delighted to announce a new virtual offer: Ask the Mill Workers! Click on ‘Primary’ to find out more and book your time travel slot with us.

We are now also taking onsite bookings from the 8th June. Click here for more info on trialling one of our new education days with us free of charge.


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 £6 per student but vary depending on course content and equipment used. 


If you need further information, or would like to book a visit, please email Eleanor Gunn