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Strutt's North Mill

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Most important building in this World Heritage Site. Very interesting and staffed by very... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Belper, United Kingdom
An interesting visit for our large group

What a fascinating place to visit! Although we had nearly eighty people from two coaches on our... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Strutt's North Mill played a vital role in the UK's Industrial Revolution and is of architectural and historic importance. It is one of a chain of mills that form part of UNESCO's Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. Our knowledgeable guides...more
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Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 1YD, England
+44 1773 880474
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All reviews industrial revolution guided tour world heritage site derwent valley well worth a visit spinning jenny cotton industry great tour opening times small museum original machinery front entrance gift shop the river free parking interesting visit local history
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Most important building in this World Heritage Site. Very interesting and staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers who will take the time to give you a very interesting look at the history of the building and the industrial revolution. There is lots to see and do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

What a fascinating place to visit! Although we had nearly eighty people from two coaches on our Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir tour the knowledgeable volunteers here couldn't have done more to provide our groups with interesting insights into the history of this mill and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Strutt's North Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes for a fascinating and educational visit for both adults and children. We were given a tour by David, an enthusiastic, entertaining and knowledgeable volunteer, who explained both its significance as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

From the outside the building looks a little run down but you should not let that put you off. This historic mill is on the riverside close to the very attractive garden. Inside we were given a guided tour by a knowledgeable and entertaining volunteer....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We are now Members of this charming little cinema in the centre of Belper close to free parking and good restaurants and pubs. It is like stepping back in time to an era before very commercial multiplex cinemas because with a single screen, very pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The guy who did the talk knew his stuff and made the tour interesting. Got to see how stockings were made and how Queen victoria wouldnt give them her seal of approval as the machines did workers out of a job-good for her. Down in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find but you can’t miss it once you are in the area as the building is huge. Individual businesses renting space. Usually have to telephone ahead to book appointment. Like a rabbit warren inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 11am in time for it opening and parked in the spaces round the back tk the side of the front entrance of the building. We were warmly greeted by friendly volunteers. We went on the guided tour that lasted an hour or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Well worth the admission price (included ticket for a return visit within a year) which includes a tour Guide. The tour guide, David, very knowledgeable and pleasant. As there was only two of us, it felt as if it was a private tour. Made the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is the first fireproof mill in the world and its fascinating to see how silk spinning changed into the cotton spinning mills developed here in the world heritage valley. The Strutts and Arkwright developed the cotton industry in the valley and the Strutts developed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
See other answers, but suggest you phone: 01773 880 474. Regards, Alan B