Strutt's North Mill

Home of the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre

 Re-opening on the 28th of August 2020


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.  Guided tours operate on set times with limited numbers to ensure social distancing.  Tours need to be pre-booked online and in advance.

 Admission is £5 per adult with under 16s free.
The Visitor Centre and shop are open as normal and are free of charge. 

Heritage walks take place on Sundays.





The museum has revised opening days of Friday to Sunday plus bank holiday Mondays.

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

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