Learning at Cromford Mills

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Early Years

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Primary School

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Victorian History

Our education sessions are built around our Georgian history, if you are looking for sessions focussed on Victorian history you might like to explore the offer at nearby Belper North Mill. You could even visit us both. Please get in touch to explore options.

Secondary School

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Further and Higher Education

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We want to make Cromford Mills as inclusive as possible, for all our visitors.

Home Educators

Cromford Mills is the perfect setting for an educational day out. Learn about waterpower, the Industrial Revolution, engineering and more.

Guide and Scout Groups

During the summer of 2021, to celebrate the launch of the Derbyshire Scouts Archaeology Badge, we are offering a free Cromford Mills badge to anyone who visits the Visitor Centre with a neckerchief.

Mill History

Cromford Mills, the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill, was built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright.

Create & Learn

Why not start the fun early with our selection of crafts and activities to do at home?

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‘The outstanding work performed by the Education team at Cromford Mills enlightens young minds in the realities of the production of cotton at this, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. The great skill of the staff ensures that while learning they have a fun-filled experience’.

– From Sandford Award judge’s citation

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