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Cromford Mill

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Well worth a visit

I was in the area on a wet Tuesday afternoon with some time to spare, so decided to pay Cromford... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles S
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Reading, United Kingdom
Fascinating insight into the past

A good site with many information boards, we visited mid afternoon on Sunday but unfortunately a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jezbar50
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Cromford Mill is home to the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill. The Arkwright Society is an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape...more
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Cromford Mill Mill Road, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You really need something like an audio tour at a place like this. In fact, the tour took us not only round the mill itself but round various parts of the town which made the trip doubly interesting. Combine this with a visit to Arkwright's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Decided to take a stroll from Matlock Bath and found this beautiful mill we were a little late for the tour but there are quite a few independent and antique shops to have a browse in. Also had a nice stroll around the outside of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Christmas craft show for Christmas presents. Lovely quilt store with great selection. You never know what you'll find in the antiques shops, too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RMD53
JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed your afternoon here. This weekend we have more crafts, a Maker's Market in the Mill Yard and all sorts of Christmas-sy activities in the Elves workshop!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in the area on a wet Tuesday afternoon with some time to spare, so decided to pay Cromford Mill a visit. Anyone with an interest in history will find the world's first factory system fascinating. Our guide Martin's knowledge and enthusiasm really came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charles, Thanks for your feedback, our Guides really do know their stuff, and their dedication as volunteers is amazing! Our car park charge is essential to raise funds to keep these historic buildings standing, and to broaden our offer to visitors. The £5 charge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent historical site. Best for older children and adults. Guided tour of mill yard and village a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonathan H
JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review Jonathon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good site with many information boards, we visited mid afternoon on Sunday but unfortunately a number of the attractions were closed, those open were very good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jezbar50
JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jezbar50, Sorry that you found some things were closed when you arrived...we do always try to have all the exhibitions open on a weekend, and ask that our tenant shops are also open for the weekend. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends recommended Cromford Mill to us. Parking was easy and not overly expensive. Paid £5 for the visitor centre entrance and the Arkwright Experience. A lot of information about an innovative part of our history can be gleaned from the various displays, but the Arkwright...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkRL130
JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very much aware that our Cafés can be very busy, and now that our visitor centre is up and running we are moving our focus to developing what is know as Building 1, into a new...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across Cromford Mill by accident really & what a nice setting it’s in, down by the canal. If you visit take the guided tour, we’ll worth the £5 charge. Ian, who was our guide, was very knowledgeable, informative & brought the tour to life,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Cromford Mill is easy to find and has 2 lovely cafes, one in the Mill yard and the other opposite side of road next to canal. Interesting antique and collectible shops, fabric shop and charity shop. Park under the trees and walk down to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

So pleased you enjoy your visits to us. We are a great place to visit for a cup of tea and a scone. Don't forget that although entry to the Mill Yard is free, if you do buy a ticket for a tour or entry...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well worth the visit. Such value for money at £8 which included a guided tour and free return visits for a year which is handy as there is so much information about Sir Richard Arkwright and the Industrial revolution.

Date of experience: October 2018
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JoT1941, Front Office Manager at Cromford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and we too think it is good value for money!

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Voyage454588
25 August 2018|
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Response from M1616JRlindaj | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to the mill as long as they are on a lead. Probably not into the museum though.
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12 November 2017|
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Response from Mustard_Staffs | Reviewed this property |
Parking is expensive and nearly deterred us from visiting initially.
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