What's on at Strutt's North Mill

Sunday, 30th April
Heritage Walk: Discovering Duffield
2pm
Join John Morrissey for a 2-mile walk around 'The Village that Moved'. Includes a visit to the site of one of England's sturdiest castles, long demolished.
£4 per person, under-16s free (payments to the walk leader on the day)
Start Point: St Alkmund's Church Car Park, Duffield (DE56 4BA, GR 348428). You can pre-book on 01773 880474 or just turn up at the start point.
30th Apr & 1st May
Woollen Woods Workshop
10.30am-4.30pm
Come and see Anne Clarke's Woollen Woods. There are 143 artists taking part in this year's Arts Festival Trail at 55 different venues across Belper. Anne will be making her quirky and colourful woollen birds at Strutt's North Mill and they will then be displayed among the trees on Belper Parks. Come and see how it's done and have a go yourself.

To join the Arts Trail, buy a badge for £3 from Strutt's North Mill and this entitles you to visit all 55 sites simply by showing your badge. Accompanying the badge will be a booklet to tell you where they all are. And at Strutt's North Mill you'll also get to see our current temporary exhibition, Sylvan - A Photographic Exploration of Derbyshire's Woodlands at no extra cost. Please note our normal admission price applies if you want to visit the rest of the Museum.
Monday 8th May
Cotton-On Craft Club
7.00-8.30pm
With funding from the Foyle Foundation, we are able to run a new Craft Club on the second Monday of each Month, 7.00-8.30pm: 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September.
Costs £3 to attend with refreshments and resources included.
This will be a space to learn, teach and share craft skills with the emphasis on exploring and representing local heritage, specifically the industrial heritage of Belper and the Mills.
Sunday 7th May
Heritage Walk: Belper and Morley Park Railway
2pm
Led by Trevor Griffin, this walk follows part of an early horse-worked railway, built between 1815 and 1842 to carry coal from coal mines around Denby to Belper. It first follows the final alignment, with a rope-worked incline down into the Henmore Valley and then returns along the original route that pursued a winding course to climb the same hill. Distance 2 miles, with some stiles and rough ground - stout footwear advised.
£4 per person, under-16s free (payments to the walk leader on the day)
Start Point: Openwoodgate Crossroads (DE56 0SD). You can pre-book on 01773 880474 or just turn up at the start point.
4th Feb - 14th May
Sylvan Exhibition extended
11am - 4pm
Launched on Saturday 4th February at Strutt's North Mill Museum, we're pleased to announce that Sylvan - A Photographic Exploration of Derbyshire's Woodlands, Jeff Mander's exhibition of stunning colour photographs is being extended by three weeks and will now run until Sunday, 14th May, so if you've not seen it yet, there's still time. Museum admission prices apply but remember paying an adult admission now entitles you to a free pass so you can visit the Museum as many times as you like for the next 12 months without paying again. Our next temporary exhibition will be Railway Belper, opening during June - watch this space for further details!