Things To Do

Things To See


Belper Mill

The first mill in Belper was destroyed by fire but in 1804 William Strutt built a new 'fire-proof' mill with cast iron columns and beams and brick arch floors. The North Mill houses a collection of cotton spinning machinery, original and replica, and represents the history of spinning from the drip spindle to Crompton's mule. There is also a fine collection of silk and cotton hosiery including stockings made for King George III and Queen Victoria. Belper North Mill is now part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Buxton Museum

The geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District come alive in a seven section time tunnel - complete with sounds and smells! On site you'll find Local History displays, an Art Gallery and the Museum Gift Shop stocking educational books and games, fossils, rock and mineral specimens, replica artefacts and a host of bright, amusing and affordable toys.

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Chatsworth House

There’s always something new to see on a day out at Chatsworth. As well as being one of Britain's most famous and welcoming historic houses Chatsworth has a wide range of attractions for all the family. The farmyard is where you can meet our animals and learn how farming works, a breathtaking garden and park and some of the most amazing water features you're ever likely to see.

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