Strutt's North Mill. Belper

Strutt's North Mill. Belper
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre
North Mill
Bridgefoot
Belper
Derbyshire
DE56 1YD
England

Website

This site introduces the attraction and gives details of forthcoming events.

www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

World of Museums

belpernorthmill.museum.com

E-mail

Manager

manager@belpernorthmill.org.uk

Telephone

Reception / Manager

01773 880474

Reception

0845 5214347

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Jedediah Strutt began building mills in Belper in 1776. The North Mill was rebuilt after a fire in 1803 to a ‘fire-proof’ design by Jedediah’s son William. This Grade-1 listed cast iron framed building was the most technologically advanced of its time and is an important step in the development of modern skyscrapers. Now displays the history and development of cotton spinning, framework knitting, chevening and nailmaking. The fine Strutt factory housing complex is nearby and the renowned River Gardens adjoins the Mill.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

March-October
Wed-Sun 1100-1600 & Bank Holiday Mondays
November 2nd January
Sat-Sun 1300-1700 & Boxing and New Year Days.

Closed: Christmas Day

Admission charges

Adults £3.50, accompanied under 16s free

Getting there

In Belper at The Triangle. junction of A6 and A517 (road to Ashbourne). 5 minutes from Belper Railway Station and buses.

Additional info

A wheelchair is available but the basement is accessable only by stairs. However a video film of it can be seen on request.

Some original and some replica machines displays the evolution of cotton spinning from cottage industry to factory system, from drop spindle and spinning wheel through to Hargreaves jenny, water-frame and Crompton’s mule. The famous silk and cotton hosiery collection shows fine examples of chevening (local hand embroidery on stockings) and the knitting machinery depicts the changes in this industry through the ages.

Collection details

Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Personalities, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Strutt
  • Hargreaves
  • Arkwright
  • Crompton
  • Jenny
  • Mule
  • Water-frame
  • Spinning
  • carding
  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Hosiery
  • Brettles
  • Industrial revolution
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

A Tale for All Hallows Eve

  • 31 October 2014 7-6:30pm

Enjoy toe curdling tales and superstitions of a local Midwife and Laying-out Woman of 1851 of Milford on thid ghostly evening. Not for the faint harted.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Adults £4. For adults only.

Website

http://www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

We will Remember Them

  • 8 — 9 November 2014 1-4pm

Did your relatives work at the Mills during the World Wars?
We can help you trace your genealogy. As we remember those
who gave their life for us at this time of year, discover who you
are by researching your genealogy.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

But donations to the North Mill are envited.

Website

http://www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

Boxing Day Discovery Walk from Strutt's North Mill, Belper

  • 26 December 2014 2-4:15pm

A family-friendly walk round some of the historic and interesting parts of Belper's heritage with refreshments and a warm drink on your return to the mill. Meet at the mill at 2pm. Children and dogs welcome!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Strutt's North Mill, North Mill, Bridgefoot, BELPER. DE56 1YD

Admission

Adults £4 Children FREE, No Need to book.

Website

http://www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

New Year's Day Discovery Walk from Strutt's North Mill, Belper

  • 1 January 2015 2-4:15pm

A family-friendly walk round some of the historic and interesting parts of Belper's heritage with refreshments and warm drink on your return to the mill. Meet at 2pm at the North Mill. Children and dogs welcome!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Meet at Strutt's North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper

Admission

Adults £4 Childred FREE. No need to book.

Website

http://www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Curriculum Links and Construction Details Downloads

http://www.belpernorthmill.org/

To help teachers planning a visit to Strutt's North Mill, Belper, and to assist with lesson planning back at school, 3 free downloadable packs are available. Curriculum Links offers general information and a poster, Belper North Mill Curriculum Links includes a full activity list and lesson plan suggestions, and North Mill Construction Details is a summary of the description of the Mill published in Ree's Cyclopedia in 1812.

How to obtain

info@belpernorthmill.org.uk

Education Programme: Key Stage 1 and 2 Tailor-Made Sessions for Schools

http://www.belpernorthmill.org/educationprogramme.asp

At Strutt's North Mill we want to ensure your class gets the most from your visit. That's why we offer "tailor made" days and half days to suit the needs of your group. Or we can visit you: many of our activities can be brought into your school. We have activities supporting history, geography, science, PSCHE and citizenship. Choose from The Watercourse, Fire At T'Mill, Trouble At T'Mill, Mill Crafts, The River Derwent, Video, Picture Package, Using Different Sources, Artefact Boxes, Local Study, Mill Tour, Materials, and Visit the Museum Shop.

How to obtain

Contact the manager at the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre on 01773 880474. Cost per child: £5.00 full day, £3.00 half day.

Getting there

In Belper at The Triangle. junction of A6 and A517 (road to Ashbourne). 5 minutes from Belper Railway Station and buses.

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