Strutt's North Mill - Belper

The Museum

Masson Mill

Cromford

Strutt’s North Mill is at the heart of

 

UNESCO’s Derwent Valley Mills

 

World Heritage Site, which is

 

recognised as the birthplace of the

 

factory system, due to its pioneering

 

water-powered textile production.

 

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Arkwright’s Mill

Cromford

Milford Mill

Milford

North Mill

Belper

See inside one of the earliest iron-framed, fire-proof, multi-storied buildings in the world, and understand how the North Mill inspired the construction of skyscrapers. Discover the factory system’s social impact on ordinary people’s lives and experience what life would have been like for a mill worker in a Strutt Mill.

Strutt’s North Mill Museum the story of how Jedediah Strutt helped introduce mechanised cotton spinning to the Derwent Valley, sparking the Industrial Revolution, and transforming Belper into the world’s first cotton mill town.

Darley Abbey Mill

Darley Abbey

Silk Mill

Derby

Our displays also include original spinning

and framework knitting machinery, locally ‘chevened’ stockings, the life of a Belper nailer, and the unique story of how Belper’s Samuel Slater became the ‘Father of the American Industrial Revolution’.

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We have increased the number of interactive activities for children and families, including Education Trails for around the museum and Strutts’ Belper. We also have a revamped temporary exhibition space, which hosts regular temporary exhibitions and special activities, such as Craft sessions.

 

So keep an eye on our What’s On page to see our events.

 

 

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