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Cromford Mill

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Very interesting

We had a very interesting time here hearing all about Sir Richard Arkwright where he had his first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny E
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Nice place. Dog friendly

We briefly visited here late afternoon. There is a cafe and a few shops. It's quite a large site... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“antique shops”(10 reviews)
Cromford Mill is home to the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill. The Arkwright Society is an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape...more
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Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
+44 1629 823256
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very interesting time here hearing all about Sir Richard Arkwright where he had his first factory in 1771.

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We briefly visited here late afternoon. There is a cafe and a few shops. It's quite a large site and we didn't visit all of it. Just the antique shops. They were very nice and all the people on site were very friendly. It's well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here today with a friend primarily to visit Quiltessential which, unfortunately, was closed, (Facebook page doesn't give opening hours). Took the opportunity of visiting the other shops and had a drink in the cafe. There is also a museum and guided tours of the...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a recent visit with some friends who had not been before. The guided tour was excellent, focusing on the social history as well as the engineering. The visitor centre was good, setting this Mill in its Derwent valley context. Toasted sandwiches in the cafe...More

1  Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovey place. The history is just dripping everywhere. The great place to start or end a walk in the hills

1  Thank Robin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going for a walk by Cromford Canal and decided to pay the £5 fee to enter the Mill instead. It was really nice to see how the place had been restored after so many years of neglect. Good luck to them, I really...More

1  Thank sandraschmidt2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have an audio or guided tour which perhaps in hindsight was a mistake, although to be fair we didn't actually see an audio tour being offered. The site looked impressive but there is a lot you can't access. There were a handful of...More

1  Thank kingdeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The basic parts of this museum are free and dog friendly. There is some free on the street parking nearby so there is no need to pay for parking too. The actual buildings are maintained well and there are some nice displays showing the history...More

1  Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Derbyshire resident i am very proud of living in such a delightful area we decided to have a run out the children are back at school,we called in at cromford mill we haven't visited for several years so disappointed there were several so...More

1  Thank joan w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating insight into industrial archaeology at some of the earliest factories (cotton mills) in the world. Highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great value, delicious food at both cafes. Take a walk along the Cromford Canal for a view of the local wildlife and more industrial...More

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25 August 2018|
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Response from M1616JRlindaj | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to the mill as long as they are on a lead. Probably not into the museum though.
12 November 2017|
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Response from Mustard_Staffs | Reviewed this property |
Parking is expensive and nearly deterred us from visiting initially.