Visit Us

Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out, the start of your journey exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What happened here in Cromford in the 1770’s changed the world we live in and today the site hosts a variety of visitor attractions, shops, cafes, exhibitions, guided tours and galleries for your enjoyment.

Opening Times

Cromford Mills site, Exhibition room and Mill shop - open 9:00am - 5:00pm everyday of the year except Christmas Day.

The Visitor Centre @ Building 17 - open 10:30am - 4:30pm. Last entry at 4:00pm.

Various retail shops - Varied opening times.

Admission Prices: KIDS GO FREE

  • AUTUMN OFFER: Combined ticket - Entrance to the Visitor Centre @ Building 17 and a tour with a guide, or an audio tour - £8
  • Visitor Centre @ Building 17 (including the Arkwright Experience): £5
  • Guided Tour: £5
  • Audio Tour: £5

All tickets are valid for a full year from the date of purchase. Under 16s are free. There are no concessions.

Cromford Mills map