Cathedral in Derby

Derby Cathedral

Founded in AD 943 and reconstructed in the 18th century. Derby Cathedral's vaulted ceiling towers above a fine collection of medieval tombs, including the opulent grave of the oft-married Bess of Hardwick, who at va…
Museum in Derby

Royal Crown Derby Factory

Derby's historic potteries still turn out some of the finest bone china in England, from edgy Asian-inspired designs to the kind of stuff your grandma collects. Reservations are essential for factory tours lasting 9…
Heritage Centre in Matlock Bath

Cromford Mill

Founded in the 1770s by Richard Arkwright, the Cromford Mill was the first modern factory, producing cotton on automated machines, powered by a series of waterwheels along the River Derwent. This prototype inspired …
Museum in Derby

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Local history and industry displays include fine ceramics produced by Royal Crown Derby and an archaeology gallery.
Gallery in Derby


A striking modernist cube on Market Pl, Quad contains a futuristic art gallery and an art-house cinema.
Historic Building in Derbyshire

Kedleston Hall

Sitting pretty in vast landscaped grounds, this neoclassical mansion is a must for fans of stately homes. Entering the house through a grand portico, you'll reach the breathtaking Marble Hall with massive alabaster …
Historic Building in Derbyshire

Calke Abbey

Built around 1703, quirky Calke Abbey was occupied by a dynasty of eccentric and reclusive baronets, resulting in a ramshackle maze of rooms crammed with furniture, mounted animal heads, dusty books, stuffed birds a…
Museum in Matlock Bath

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

An educational introduction to the mining history of Matlock is provided by this enthusiast-run museum set in an old Victorian dance hall. Kids can wriggle through its maze of tunnels and shafts while adults browse …
Heritage Centre in Matlock Bath

Masson Mills

A museum tells the story of the valley's textile mills at this large complex ​1 mile south of Matlock Bath. The attached shopping village is full of outlet stores for big clothing brands.
Heritage Centre in Matlock Bath

Caudwell's Mill

This chugging, grinding, water-powered mill still produces flour the old-fashioned way – 25 different types are for sale, along with eight different oat products, and yeast and biscuits. The mill has various craft w…