The Arkwright Society Objectives & Activities


The Arkwright Society is committed to the regeneration of the Cromford Mills site and to the reuse of the buildings in ways that will provide them with a sustainable future and which offers year round employment that will contribute positively to the local economy. At the same time the Society is aware of the international significance of the historic buildings in its care and in dealing with them is conscious of its obligation to use the highest standards of repair and conservation practice. The Society acknowledges that monuments of such universal importance, inscribed by UNESCO, attract widespread interest which those who enjoy the stewardship of such heritage must respect by providing interpretation of the highest quality and extensive public access. The Society also has social and environmental agendas which commit it to the provision of training, work experience, the recycling of materials and a sustainable transport policy and these aspirations will inform the delivery of its conservation and educational programmes.