Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, celebrates the area’s rich history of innovation. This brand new contemporary space will tell Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity. Designed and made by the people and industries of Derby with exhibits, workshops, activities and events, there will be something for everyone. From Derby Station, Derby Silk Mill is a 20-minute walk through the city centre.
Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, celebrates the area’s rich history of innovation.
More things to do
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site is a fascinating series of historic mill complexes.View
Cable car ride to Heights of Abraham hilltop park, two famous caverns, adventure playgrounds and much more.View
Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park has over 35 rides for children including pirate ship, drop tower, and log flume.View
Chatsworth home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is renowned for its rich history and array of art and its garden.View
Cromford Mills, home of Sir Richard Arkwright and part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.View
Strutt’s North Mill tells the story of Belper's former cotton spinning industryView
Derby Museum and Art Gallery displays of paintings and artifacts of both local and international importance.View
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway heritage trains connect with the Derwent Valley Line at Duffield for a scenic ride to Wirksworth.
Peak Rail operate steam trains from Matlock to Darley Dale and Rowsley.View
Crich Tramway Village offers unlimited tram rides along a unique period street.View
Great British Car Journey takes you on a 100 year journey of British car companies.View
Haddon Hall is one of the most significant and oldest heritage destinations in the country, with a remarkable tapestry and furniture collection.View
Matlock Boats and Train operate electric motorboats and a miniature electric locomotive ‘Little David’.View
Cromford Canal is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a haven for water voleView
Nottingham Castle retells the epic story of Robin Hood and this rebellious city.View
Matlock Bath Aquarium is a collection of unique attractions including holograms, thermal pool and over 50 species of fish.View
Peak District Mining Museum explores the world of a Derbyshire Lead Miner with panning for gold and numerous artefacts.View
Cromford Canal Narrow Boat Cruises operate the historic narrow boat Birdswood.View
High Peak Junction is home some of the earliest railway buildings in the world.View
Further information about the main sites and key people in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site are detailed in a series of books produced by Derwent Valley Mills Educational Trust www.derwentvalleymillset.org.uk Copies may also be bought from local heritage sites and local bookshops.