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Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

Summer at Cromford Mills

There is so much to do this summer at Cromford Mills!

Boudica | Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

Come and join the fun at Cromford Mills for a show like no other. The Wild Geese Theatre Company‘s interactive style brings their audience into the world of the play. Make noise, play characters, battle Romans and find your war-cry!


Don’t miss a second chance to book your tickets for Robin Hood

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

The team at Cromford Mills have already hosted three amazing Outdoor Theatre performances this year. Unfortunately, the production of Robin Hood by Three Inch Fools had to be postponed to Thursday 26 August at 7pm.

If you would like to book tickets for the changed date, follow this link.


Derwent Valley Tours: Half price ~ Grab your bargain now!

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

This is your chance to take advantage of the Cromford Mills introductory offer. Visit the key historical locations of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, and understand how Cromford Mills fits into the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. 1st September price includes includes trip on the narrow boat Birdswood.

Full details and booking are on the webpage:


Calling all artists

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

In celebration of 250 years of Cromford Mills, you are invited to spend a day working in the beautiful and atmospheric environment of Cromford Mills, with the opportunity to win a prize of art materials vouchers!

Prizes of £125 for the winner and £50 for the runner up in each category will be awarded for the work most enjoyed by the public and also work selected by an independent team.

For more information, please email and pre-register your place by 1st August 2021!


Happy 250th Birthday Cromford Mills!

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

All family trails are themed around parties this summer!

The Lost Party Hats:
Oh dear, the Froggott children have lost their party hats. How will they host a party for the mill now? Come and search high and low in our windows across the mill yard to find the 8 missing hats, and collect the letters to find the secret word. Whisper the word to the staff on the gate and you could win a prize!

The mill cat’s quiz – Parties from the Past:
The mill cat became an expert quizmaster over lockdown… He has put together a fiendishly tricky quiz all about past celebrations at the mill. Do you dare accept his challenge? Find the 10 QR codes across the site to answer the questions. Let the staff at the gate know your score at the end, and you could win a prize!

Cromford Mills are also running pond dipping sessions, time traveller’s tours, and have a last minute visit from the Wild Geese Theatre Company on 3rd August, to put on Boudica, an interactive children’s performance.


Photography Competition

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

In celebration of 250 years of Cromford Mills, you are invited to submit images of Cromford Mills, the Canal Wharf, Village or Church at the Celebrating the Arts Weekend on 21 – 22 August, with cash prizes to be won!

To register your interest and receive full details, please email by 15th August.


August 2021 Cromford Mills Guided Tour Offer – The Mill Manager’s Annual Pass

From 2nd August up to 10 people will be able to go on one of the Mills guided tours. The tour begins with a visit to the Arkwright Experience, to meet Arkwright himself in the immersive audio-visual presentation inside the first mill built in 1771. Your knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide will then escort you around the mill yard, bringing the site to life with stories of the cotton mills.

Summer Happenings at Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills Conservation Volunteers were in action at Dunsley Meadows this June. Repairing the stone walls along the main footpath through the site.


Having a clear out? Arkwright’s Attic needs your donations!

Donations of the following are welcomed: Modern books – paperbacks, hardbacks, reference books. China, glass and bric-a-brac (not chipped or cracked): jigsaw puzzles: games. Donations can be dropped off in the Attic or in the Mill Shop.

We do not accept – magazines, clothing, textiles, knitting patterns, knitting needles or oddments of knitting yarn, pictures, dvds, cds.

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