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Strutt's North Mill, Belper

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The historic North Mill on the River Derwent at Belper, Derbyshire, UK, is one of the oldest surviving examples of industrialised water-powered cotton spinning mills in the world. It is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper.
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  • Got dragged here on a visit to the area catching up with friends and family and was pleasantly surprised, so much history hidden behind the large red walls, informative and interesting, well worth lea...  more »
  • This is a lovely historic old building with lots to see and the tour guides are professional and definitely know their stuff. Well worth a visit, but check the seasonal opening times before you go .  more »
  • We visited this mill, deciding to see the local history. We are so glad we did as the mill is amazing but the true highlight was Stella, our tour guide. She was so passionate, informative and just pit...  more »
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  • I visited without knowing anything about north mill. I was welcomed by 2 lovely women in the visitor centre, one who gave me 'the tour'. She was knowledgeable and informative and it was really interesting to hear about the history of the building and the cotton trade in the local area. The bit of the mill open to the public is not a large area but it's close to a historic area of houses, the old school, riverside gardens etc. Which is also well worth doing and I was armed with town maps from the centre to help me on my way. If this review dosen't spark your interest then knowing that it is part of a world heritage site should! One other thing, the £5.00 entrance fee I paid is valid for a year for any adult to use. It was a great visit.
  • Old very large rundown mill on the edge of Belper next to the river Derwent and Wier. A bit confusing as it says East Mill at the top of the main tower. Peregrine falcons are roosting on it at the moment. Someone needs to spend lots of money developing it to keep it's historical value for the future. There is a small museum for you to visit. Car parks near by and toilets near the river gardens which is well worth a visit
  • Stumbled upon this place quite accidentally as we were driving by. The bridge over the river offered a great photo op so we stopped for a look. We discovered the museum was opening in a few minutes and decided to check it out. First of all the price was right ! The tour was guided by a man well versed in all aspects of the place and the whole tour proved to be very interesting. He also gave us some information on the rest of the town which we took in after our mill tour. A good way to spend the day.
  • Friendly staff and very informative tour. The kids were able to try their hand at carding cotton and operating knitting and spinning machines from the 19th century, all under the careful supervision of a knowledgeable guide. Recommended for grown ups and families with kids over seven-ish.
  • Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site An informative and educational visit to the above proved to be a great day out learning about local history and the Strutts family. Great to visit as a kind of family tour of local mills, the history all ties in together nicely to form the bigger picture of the mills.
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