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Chesterfield Market

(Derbyshire Shopping)

      
Chesterfield Derbyshire England
Description : 


chesterfeild spireChesterfield is a historic market town most famous for the Crooked Spire Church of Saint Mary and All Saints. There are various stories about why the Spire is twisted. Some blame the Devil, some talk of lightning, one 'expert' even blamed bell ringing! The most popular story about the Spire is that it was so amazed to hear of a virgin being married in the Church that it twisted round to try and see this wonder for itself. It's said that, should the same thing ever happen again, the Spire will straighten up! The truth probably has something to do with the 32 tons of lead tiles that cover the wooden Spire but you can find out more inside the Church, at the Museum or at the Visitor Information Centre.

Chesterfield market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for more than 800 years. General markets are held every Monday, Friday and Saturday and a popular flea market every Thursday.

Treat yourself to some fresh local produce at the Farmers' Market held on the Second Thursday of every month or visit the Artisan Market on the last Sunday of the month for artisan crafts and culinary delights.

The Victorian Market Hall was originally built in 1857 'for the shelter and safeguard of market people' and now houses a variety of traders offering food, clothes, haberdashery, mobile phones, gifts and cosmetics.

There is a lively programme of events throughout the year including the Medieval Fun Day in July, Well Dressing in September and 1940's Market and Christmas Lights Switch On in November.

For a full list of events visit: www.visitchesterfield.info/events
Investigate the town's past at the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery which is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Trace the town's history from the day the Romans marched up Ryknield Street and built a fort, through the Industrial Revolution and the arrival of the railways (which brought George Stephenson to Chesterfield) right up to the present day. The Museum runs a varied events programme throughout the year.

Chesterfield boasts the country's oldest civic theatre, a concert and exhibition centre and a 10 screen cinema, as well as a new leisure centre with 2 swimming pools, squash courts and gym. Queen's Park is situated right in the heart of the Town Centre and has a children's play area, sand pit, cafe, miniature train and one of the loveliest cricket grounds in the country.

Tel: 01246 345777
Email: tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk
Website: www.visitchesterfield.info

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Arkwright's Cromford Mill

(Derbyshire Attractions)

      
Cromford Derbyshire England
Description : 

Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out, the start of your journey exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright's first water powered cotton spinning mill, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What happened here at Cromford in the 1770's changed the world we live in today!

Join us for an unmissable journey to discover 250 years of history and get the real story of the industrial revolution, warts and all! Meet Sir Richard Arkwright himself in the stunning "Arkwright Experience" as our immersive show brings the great man to life. Hear him tell of his inventions, money and espionage as you enter his first mill, a must for any visitor to the area.
Follow one of our guided or audio tours as they reveal the stories behind the walls and discover just why this place is so important in our history of the industrial revolution. Be enthralled by the past as the buildings are brought to life, and learn more with our wonderful guides.
The site hosts a variety of visitor activities for your enjoyment including, gallery, shops, cafes, and exhibitions. Don't miss the chance to grab that unique gift or memento of your visit in one of the many shops found around the Mill:

The Mill Shop
Hartington Cheese Company
Quiltessential
Arkwright's Attic
Heritage Antiques
John Hermansen Pottery,
The Gallery
Cromford Antiques
Upcycled Creative

Our wonderful kitchens serve up delicious homemade food with a smile at both Arkwright's Cafe in the mill yard and the picturesque canal side Wheatcrofts Wharf restaurant. We offer mouth-watering seasonal dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and our team (including the resident ducks!) will always endeavor to make your visit special.

We have a fantastic events programme throughout 2018 including family fun weekends, lectures and off-site visits - be sure to check our Website to see what's on!

We're open every day of the year except Christmas Day and don't forget... KIDS GO FREE!!!

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 01629 823256
The Arkwright Society is a registered charity no. 515526
Cromford Mills are part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Arkwright's Cromford Mill

(Derbyshire Museums and Arts)

      
Cromford Derbyshire England
Description : 

Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out, the start of your journey exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright's first water powered cotton spinning mill, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What happened here at Cromford in the 1770's changed the world we live in today!

Join us for an unmissable journey to discover 250 years of history and get the real story of the industrial revolution, warts and all! Meet Sir Richard Arkwright himself in the stunning "Arkwright Experience" as our immersive show brings the great man to life. Hear him tell of his inventions, money and espionage as you enter his first mill, a must for any visitor to the area.
Follow one of our guided or audio tours as they reveal the stories behind the walls and discover just why this place is so important in our history of the industrial revolution. Be enthralled by the past as the buildings are brought to life, and learn more with our wonderful guides.
The site hosts a variety of visitor activities for your enjoyment including, gallery, shops, cafes, and exhibitions. Don't miss the chance to grab that unique gift or memento of your visit in one of the many shops found around the Mill:

The Mill Shop
Hartington Cheese Company
Quiltessential
Arkwright's Attic
Heritage Antiques
John Hermansen Pottery,
The Gallery
Cromford Antiques
Upcycled Creative

Our wonderful kitchens serve up delicious homemade food with a smile at both Arkwright's Cafe in the mill yard and the picturesque canal side Wheatcrofts Wharf restaurant. We offer mouth-watering seasonal dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and our team (including the resident ducks!) will always endeavor to make your visit special.

We have a fantastic events programme throughout 2018 including family fun weekends, lectures and off-site visits - be sure to check our Website to see what's on!

We're open every day of the year except Christmas Day and don't forget... KIDS GO FREE!!!

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 01629 823256
The Arkwright Society is a registered charity no. 515526
Cromford Mills are part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Arkwright's Cromford Mill

(Derbyshire Historic Buildings)

      
Cromford Derbyshire England
Description : 

Visit Cromford Mills for a complete day out, the start of your journey exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright's first water powered cotton spinning mill, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What happened here at Cromford in the 1770's changed the world we live in today!

Join us for an unmissable journey to discover 250 years of history and get the real story of the industrial revolution, warts and all! Meet Sir Richard Arkwright himself in the stunning "Arkwright Experience" as our immersive show brings the great man to life. Hear him tell of his inventions, money and espionage as you enter his first mill, a must for any visitor to the area.
Follow one of our guided or audio tours as they reveal the stories behind the walls and discover just why this place is so important in our history of the industrial revolution. Be enthralled by the past as the buildings are brought to life, and learn more with our wonderful guides.
The site hosts a variety of visitor activities for your enjoyment including, gallery, shops, cafes, and exhibitions. Don't miss the chance to grab that unique gift or memento of your visit in one of the many shops found around the Mill:

The Mill Shop
Hartington Cheese Company
Quiltessential
Arkwright's Attic
Heritage Antiques
John Hermansen Pottery,
The Gallery
Cromford Antiques
Upcycled Creative

Our wonderful kitchens serve up delicious homemade food with a smile at both Arkwright's Cafe in the mill yard and the picturesque canal side Wheatcrofts Wharf restaurant. We offer mouth-watering seasonal dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and our team (including the resident ducks!) will always endeavor to make your visit special.

We have a fantastic events programme throughout 2018 including family fun weekends, lectures and off-site visits - be sure to check our Website to see what's on!

We're open every day of the year except Christmas Day and don't forget... KIDS GO FREE!!!

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 01629 823256
The Arkwright Society is a registered charity no. 515526
Cromford Mills are part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Strutt's North Mill

(Derbyshire Attractions)

      
Belper Derbyshire England
Description : 

derby n mill 2017Belper stands at the heart of the Derwent Valley, which played a significant part in the Industrial Revolution.  The Derwent Valley Visitor Centre in Strutt's North Mill was set up to open a window on the history of the mills, cotton spinning and the town itself.

 
The Strutt family's association with Belper began with industrialist Jedediah. He had transformed the hosiery business with his invention of the Derby Rib, which allowed ribbed, that is stretchable, stocking fabric to be made on a hand-worked knitting frame. It was his realisation that high quality thread was needed for good hose which led him in 1776 to begin building cotton mills at Belper.
 
Jedediah and his sons went on to build more mills at Belper, although some have now been demolished. Built in 1804, the North Mill was built by Jedediah's son William, and was the forerunner of the modern skyscraper, and the most advanced industrial building of its time. The frame of the building is made entirely of cast iron. Now, trained guides are available to explain the construction of the building and the historic cotton spinning machinery it contains, or alternatively visitors are able to explore the Museum on their own.
 
To encourage families to move into Belper and work in their mills, the Strutts built high quality housing for their workers, and this is still to be seen today. The Strutts were benefactors to Belper for two centuries - one legacy to the town was the River Gardens, given by George Herbert Strutt in 1906, a water garden by the Derwent which still features band concerts on advertised summer Sundays.
 
The importance of the Belper mills and their historic industrial neighbours at Cromford, Darley Abbey and Derby was reflected by the World Heritage Site status given to the Derwent Valley Mills in 2001. Telephone the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre at Strutt's North Mill on 01773 880474 for details.
 
 
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erewash museum

Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum located on High Street, Ilkeston; with exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the Erewash Borough.

Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley.

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). During school holidays, with the exception of Christmas and bank holiday Mondays, we are open Monday Saturday 10am 4pm.

New tea room open 11am to 3pm

Admission to the museum is free.