Tours for larger groups (8 people +) such as U3A, social history groups, local interest, etc; are available at any time, including evenings, with a four week booking lead to ensure a guide is provided, with an additional cost to tours outside of our normal opening hours.
Refreshments are also available upon request, with a tea/coffee and biscuits costing an additional £1 per person. Coach parties are very welcome and free parking is available for coaches.
Fill out the Group Booking form below or download it and send it to us.
Special Group Tours are also available
We can organise the following special group tours:
• The Belper Mills and their Watercourses Tour which includes a walk around the wider Belper Mills’ site to see the weir, water channels, River Gardens and old mill sites.
• The Strutts’ Belper Tour, which includes a walk around the Belper Mills’ site and its watercourses, the River Gardens, a walk up Long Row to see and hear about the millworkers’ cottages, and a visit to the Unitarian Chapel.
• Specialist Tours of the Museum. Options include:
Architecture and Design, which includes a more detailed exploration of the pioneering building design of the fire-proof North Mill, as well as the watercourses and water wheels.
Mechanised Cotton Spinning and the Textile Machines, which includes a more detailed explanation of the technological advances in textile machinery that inspired the industrial revolution, as well as a look at more recent hosiery and textile machinery.
Social Impact of the Factory System, which includes a detailed look at how the lives of ordinary people changed for ever, through the introduction of the mechanised processes of the factory system, and the impact that whole process is still having on all of us today.
The content of all these tours can be mixed and matched depending on your interests as a group. To find out more about what we can offer to groups please us our booking form below or contact us