Derbyshire played a vital role in the Industrial Revolution and has a wide range of sites of historic interest and incredible places to visit.

The county led the way in industrial and social change that eventually spread across the world. From seeing Sir Richard Arkwright’s imposing mills at Cromford to riding vintage trams at Crich, or experiencing the life of a lead miner in Matlock Bath to touring a stately home, there’s so much to explore and experience in Derbyshire that you might never want to leave!

Attractions in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Birdswood Canal Boat: Take a trip into the past on this historic narrow boat, with scheduled trips down the Cromford Canal.

Crich Tramway Village: Step back in time in a recreated period street and then hop on board a vintage tram.

John Smedley Mill: John Smedley have been designing and making quality knitwear from its mill in the heartland of Derbyshire for over 200 years.

Leawood Pumphouse: See how a magnificent steam beam engine drives this 1849 Pumphouse.

Attractions in Amber Valley District

Attractions in wider Derbyshire