Strutt's North Mill

Home of the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre


Situated in the North Mill at Belper, which has been described as the most beautiful, sophisticated and technologically advanced building of its era, the Centre opens a window to the National Heritage Corridor® and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.  Displays include the finest collection of silk and cotton stockings highlighting the local art of chevenning, a form of exquisite embroidery.  In addition there are a variety of original and model machines showing the evolution of cotton spinning processes and much more. 


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. Wiliam Strutt brought the innovation of a iron 'fire-proof' frame to the town which is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper.


Open for groups, schools and private parties at other times and by arrangement.



Strutts North Mill,

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire. 

DE56 1YD


Telephone  Enquiries and bookings

01773 880474 or 0845 5214347






Join us for a guided tour of the museum and learn all about the Strutt family and their important role in the industrial revolution.
 Admission is £5 per adult with under 16s free.
The Visitor Centre and Shop are free of charge.


Children's activities available in the summer holidays



The museum opens in February on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.
From March to October, the museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm.

Admission is £5 per adult with under 16s free.

Pre-booked Group visits and educational tours at any time by arrangement Tel: 01773 880474