Discovery Days

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Days


There's so much to see and join in with during the annual Discovery Days festival being held in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Whatever your age, you're sure to find something of interest - from wildlife wanders to exhibitions on The Pentrich Revolution.  Visit the East Mill for a unique opportunity to go inside this iconic landmark and view the valley from this elevated position or visit private view historical properties in the town.


Why not stay over and take a relaxing break?  Take a look at the special offers and find the perfect place to make the most of all the Discovery Days event.


Book your FREE tickets for the amazing show The Machinery  in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Here


For more details and a full list of events, visit the Derwent Valley Mills website.


To reserve your place at any of the events telephone the booking line on 01629 536831, email or go to


It is not essential to book for events, but if activities are fully booked, then the organisers reserve the right to turn away those people who have not reserved a place.   Most events are free of charge.


View the 2017 Discovery Days brochure.

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