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.

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.