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Strutt's North Mill
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Belper
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Went with school group 8 yr olds kept them interested for a few hours,good if your interested in local history and the industrial revolution the north mill is a world heritage site being first multi storey metal framed building.

Visited October 2012
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Belper, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A place of high interest, steeped in history and spectacular scenery.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

I am here now at Strutts Mill after a heavy storm. The weir is at full flow, creating a spectacular view.
There are interests for both the young and old here, with the play centre Chucklebutties and the history of the mill. This is also accompanied by a Thai restaurant attached - Tom Yum.

Visited July 2013
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quirky and personal”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We spent a fascinating afternoon in Strutts North Mill. The guide, Trevor, gave us loads of time and shared his vast knowledge about the techie side of the mill, it's construction and the development of mechanisation, as well as the lives of the workers and the mill owners. It's the opposite of glossy, but he really brought the place to life. And what an amazing family the Strutts were. If you are interested in social history, or industrial history this is a little gem (well, the mill is huge actually, but you know what I mean...! )

Visited July 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting but could be better”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

The displays of original equipment were very interesting but the tour was a little disorganised and vague.
Considering the local heritage of this mill town we were surprised their hasn't been more investment.

Visited June 2013
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Belper, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“spinning and stockings!”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

This is a quirky, quite old-fashioned museum. It is set in a really interesting historic mill building, right beside a powerful weir. A guide brings the exhibits to life for visitors and tells the story of spinning and weaving cotton from cottage industry to water-powered mechanisation. Stocking-making was a key industry in Derbyshire, in fact Pretty Polly, Aristoc and Marks and Spencers tights and stockings are made in the modern factory across the road! The basement is fantastic - really atmospheric, amazing that these beautiful stone columns hold up the entire building above.

Visited June 2013
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