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.

January Opening Times

The Visitor Centre will unfortunately be closed from Monday 15th - Friday 19th January. Our excellent Guided Tours will still be running twice a day and you can also pick up an Audio Tour in the Mill Shop for just £5. We apologise for any incovenience.  

  • Cromford Mills site, Exhibition room, Mill shop and cafes - open 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  • The Visitor Centre @ Building 17 - open 11:00am - 4:30pm. Last entry 4:15pm.
  • Various retail shops - Varied opening times.


Admission Prices: KIDS GO FREE*

  • WINTER 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. There are no concessions. *Under 16s are free (3 free under 16 places per paying adult).


Cromford Mills map