You may not realise it but we’re a registered charity. Your visit is greatly valued and supports our work as an independent educational and historical charity, but there are lots of other ways you can help us.  For almost 30 years, our visitors have been able to experience and learn about the history of the Derwent Valley – The valley that changed the world.

Did you know it costs around £100,000 per year to run Strutt’s North Mill?

Donating £5 will buy the specialist packaging materials to help us preserve our world renowned collections for future generations.

Donating £10 will help buy a telescopic window cleaner, to keep our upper floor windows maintained for guest aesthetics.

Donating £20 will buy the Educational resources we need to regularly replenish when working with young people.

Donating £50 help buy us flood equipment: as a water powered mill, flooding is an issue we regularly face. Equipment to help protect our collections is desperately needed.

£100 would buy us a dehumidifier for our stores to help keep our collections in pristine condition.

A donation of £200 would enable us to buy period costume for our school groups to use whilst here to replicate the working conditions of the mill.

A larger donation of £500 would enable us to get Queen Victoria’s socks that we have in our collection, cleaned and restored professionally so they are able to be put on display.

£1000 would buy us conservation equipment to ensure the survival of our collection, giving us the opportunity to display more objects in our museum, along with paying for training our volunteers to use this specialist equipment.

Other ways to help

Please remember we can claim Gift Aid, because we are a charity. We can claim back 25p per £1 donated to us – this can be claimed back from entry and on any donations we gratefully receive. We just need to take a few details such as name, postcode and house number, and get a signature from you. So, if you’re a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to say you wish to Gift Aid!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

Shop (as normal) with Amazon by going to first, and selecting Belper North Mill Trust, charity number 1068485, as your charity of choice.

Book your next holiday with Riviera Travel and quote “Belper North Mill Trust” and they will donate 10% of the cost of your holiday straight back to us!