Welcome back! Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Our new guided tours launch on Friday 7th August and run daily - book your own guide and visit the Arkwright Experience. Go to 'Visit' for more information.

Primary School

Main Offer: ‘Children of the Mills’, our interactive costumed role-play day in which children are immersed in the role of new workers at the 18th Century mills.


  • The lives of workers and the impact of the mills
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Richard Arkwright – hero or villain?
  • Water Power

Duration: Minimum of 4 hours

Suitable for: The whole range of Primary age-groups – we will adapt content and interaction as required.

This visit is designed for a class of up to 36 children, however we can run two classes simultaneously if larger numbers are required


I just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and staff for making our class visit to Cromford Mill this Tuesday a superb experience.  All the children have been buzzing, the day was a memorable one for all... so many parents commented on the amazing facts coming from their children. .. I know it takes a massive effort to prepare all the practical activities and costumes in advance but it was a joy to watch the children take part. You were all great characters and your acting brought the story of Cromford Mill /Scavenger Boy alive for us all.