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Strutt's North Mill

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Address: Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 1YD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1773 880474
11:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Strutt's North Mill played a vital role in the UK's Industrial Revolution...

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 will take you on a tour of the mill and explain more about its social, historic and industrial background.

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Wonderful museum with very friendly and well informed staff

We visited during a Cart Market event, and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the displays, and information detailing the beginning of the industrial revolution, but also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during a Cart Market event, and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the displays, and information detailing the beginning of the industrial revolution, but also at the extent and quality of the stalls at the craft event

Thank BBBD2013
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Such a lot of history. It was great to see the looms and to find out about how the textile industry was built up in Belper. The displays were good. Sadly our tour guide got confused in several places and some of the displays/looms did not work so it probably could have been so much better. Despite this it was... More 

Thank Wendy W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is my first time in a cotton mill and I found Strutt's North Mill in Belper to be very interesting. The original North Mill, completed in 1786 by Jedediah Strutt, was destroyed in 1803 by fire. Its replacement was built in 1804 by his son, William Strutt, on the site of the old mill and is one of the... More 

Thank Roberts69
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Closed when I arrived on Tuesday after a long drive!! My fault - I should have checked the opening times! A 4-star rating based on the exterior building - very impressive red brick but I don't think I would have liked to have worked there. Car parking was not good as it shares with a children's play centre. Fortunately the... More 

Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Just happened to pop in whilst parked nearby for another event. They had a craft fair on at the same time, which was lovely. The Mill itself was fascinating and the volunteers there were just so jovial and helpful. My 11 year old was very interested. I will go again for a longer visit.

Thank Kayla J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great historic cotton mill on the edge of Belper. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guided to take you through the building a pity so much of the machinery has gone. Small shop and drinks available

Thank kishere t
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a joyous surprise . My brother in law was visiting from Devon ,trying to find somewhere and different for us to see I happened upon Strutts North Mill . What an amazing insight into the history of the mills that we probably just drive past without much thought . These huge monster buildings were once the heart of the... More 

Thank LindaC50
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This museum was on my list of places to visit while in UK because of a historical family link. Excellent place for anyone to visit however. Machinery and working examples of the equipment used. Hands on. Good visuals and displays. Docent tours at no extra cost and only $6 to tour.

Thank Stephen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My family and I were looking for something to do locally on a Saturday afternoon. Having previously visited Arkwright's Mills in Cromford, we had the idea of visiting Strutt's North Mill in Belper. Although we only live locally we had never visited before but I am so glad that we did! The entrance fee of £4 is very reasonable. We... More 

Thank J_13_H_13_B
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The mill itself is not very big, but what they have is fantastic. Knowledgeable Guides and friendly staff. Refreshments and souvieneers on site. It's a must see and a very good entrance fee, only £5 all in. When you have finished in the mill, go take a walk around the river gardens. Tranquil and beautiful.

Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk

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