What’s On At Cromford Mills

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SPAB’S summer working party
See Press Release

See conservation in action at Derbyshire’s historic Lumsdale Valley
2017 SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)
Working Party
For one week in July, conservation experts and volunteer heritage enthusiasts will
carry out vital consolidation repair work to an impressive and complex time
capsule of the Industrial Revolution ‘lost’ in a wooded valley
Public Open Day Wednesday July 5 (10- 3.30pm)
Free coaches from the Arkwright Society’s Cromford Mills


Wednesday 12th July



Location: Arkwright’s Café


Join us for a morning of knitting and nattering. This drop in session is suitable for anyone who wants to knit, learn to knit or just fancies a chat!

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

Sunday 16th July



Location: Gothic Warehouse


The Arkwright Spinsters will be demonstrating spinning and fibre crafting and sharing their skills. Bring your own spinning wheel and learn to spin, or learn with group equipment by prior arrangement.

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July



Location: Cromford Mills

FREE ENTRY (there is a small charge for some activities)

Enter the wonderful world of books where excitement and adventure await with every turn of the page! See your favourite characters brought to life during this book filled weekend with games, crafts and other fun activities.

Owls and Parrots – Find out more about these fascinating birds throughout the day and enjoy owl and parrot stories in special story time sessions with the birds starting at 12noon and 2pm.

Story Book Games – Fun for all the family.

Craft Workshop – Step into the world of books. Make your own Harry Potter wand and other book related crafts. Drop in anytime between 11am-4pm. £3 per child (accompanying adults free).

Story Book Trail – Find all the books and discover which character is hiding in each. Find them all and win a prize!

Fancy Dress Come dressed as a character from your favourite book and enter the free prize draw!

Children’s Book Swap Stall – Bring along a book you have read and would like to share with other readers and swap it for another book!

Story Book Treats – a special themed menu in Arkwright’s Café including gingerbread men, candied apples, toffee apples, gingerbread house cookies and four and twenty blackbirds’ pies.

Face Painting (£3) – Barbeque – Craft Fair – Guided Tours – Canal Boat Trips (departs 11am and 2pm – visit www.birdswood.org to book)…and more!

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

Saturday 22nd July



Location: Cromford Mills

Cost: £5 (Limited places, advanced booking essential)

This once quiet valley changed forever with the growth of the cotton mills, but have you ever wondered how they brought the cotton here in the first place? Come with us on a journey of discovery about how local travel advanced dramatically over the last 200 years to keep up with industrial demands. Along the way we’ll tell stories about the Arkwright family, the building of the canal and the coming of the railways.

For further details and ticket bookings please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256

Sunday 23rd July

11:15am-11:45am and 12:15pm-12:45pm


Location: Mill Yard


West Somerset Morris Dancers will be putting on a display of traditional Morris dances from the Cotswolds and Welsh Borders.

For further details please visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk or phone 01629 823256.

Courtney Wright – Arkwright Society 01629 823256 events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk

About the Arkwright Society
The Arkwright Society owns and manages Cromford Mills. It is an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford. www.cromfordmills.org.uk @CromfordMills

About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford,
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ
The Arkwright Society is a registered charity no. 515526
Cromford Mills are part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site