Richard Arkwrights first cotton mill in Cromford, Derbyshire
Arkwright's Mill, Cromford

Cromford Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire, was Richard Arkwright's first cotton mill and was one of the industrial revolution's most important symbols. This is where the revolution in the production of cotton began.


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Brindley Mill

Brindley Mill Leek, a working watermill built by James Brindley, the builder of the Bridgewater Canal.


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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.
Buxton Museum

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire, is housed in the former Peak Hotel and has an excellent display on the history of the Peak District as well as an Art Gallery and the Boyd Dawkins collection.


historic interest good for children
Caudwell's Mill, rowsley, a working 19th century flour mill
Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley

Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, is a working 19th century flour mill which still mills and sells flour. It is open for guided tours and there is also a mill shop and tea room.


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Cheddleton Flint Mill near Leek, Staffordshire
Cheddleton Flint Mill

Two water mills on the river Churnet at Cheddeton. One was a Flint mill, built in the late 18th century and the other was a corn mill, dating originally from the 13th century and converted into a Flint mill in the 19th century.


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chestnut centre otter and owl sanctuary, chapel-en-le-frith, derbyshire
Chestnut Centre, Chapel-en-le-Frith

The Chestnut Centre otter and owl sanctuary has otters, owls, wild cats, foxes and other animals. Based near Ford Hall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire.


 good for children
Creswell Crags - one of Britain's most important archeological sites
Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags contains several caves which have yielded the remains of human occupation dating from the Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras. The caves were occupied by Neandertals and Modern Man dating back 50,000 years


historic interest good for children good for exercise
Crich Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire
Crich Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum offers a fun day out for all ages - the finest Transport museum of its type, with over 70 vintage steam, electric amd horse-drawn trams from all over the world to ride upon.


historic interest good for children good for exercise
Eyam Museum and Plague Village, Hope Valley, England, UK
Eyam Museum and Plague Village

Eyam Museum and the Plague Village, Eyam, give a history of the tragic 1665-6 visit of the Bubonic Plague to this village in the Derbyshire Peak District.


historic interest good for children
High Peak Junction - a former railway junction near Cromford
High Peak Junction and Cromford Canal

High Peak Junction is the former junction of the High Peak Railway and the Midland Railway, just south of Cromford


historic interest good for exercise
Lead Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, Peak District
Lead Mining Museum, Matlock Bath

The Lead Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, is owned by the Peak District Mines Historical Society and is in the Pavilion Building alongside the River Derwent. They also run the nearby Temple Mine, where you can see what a lead mine was like.


historic interest good for children
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Life in a Lens Museum

The Life in a Lens Victorian House museum of Photography and Old Times is situated in Matlock Bath.


historic interest good for children
Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, Sir Richard Arkwrights Mill
Masson Mills

Masson Mills, Matlock Bath are Sir Richard Arkwright's masterpiece, a magnificent early 19th century mill. The mill has been converted into a shopping village, with exhibition and conference centre, but it also has a working textile museum.


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Middleton Top winding engine from Cromford & High Peak Railway. Derbyshire Peak District
Middleton Top

Middleton Top is the last surviving winding engine from the now defunct Cromford and High Peak Railway, near Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire Peak District.


historic interest good for exercise
National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Peak District
National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth

The National Stone Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has geological displays, fossils, stone walling courses, panning for gems and other activities.


 good for children
New Mills Heritage Centre and Torrs Riverside Park, Derbyshire Peak District
New Mills Heritage Centre and Torrs Riverside Park

The New Mills Heritage Centre is a museum with a display about the history of New Mills. The Torrs Riverside Park is in the gorge below the museum and has spectacular scenery and industrial archeology.


historic interest good for exercise good views
Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District, UK
Old House Museum, Bakewell

The Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, has a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, housed in a typical yeoman's house of the 16th century.


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