Congratulations Adrian

30 April 2018

A First World War Centenary

24th April 2018

Cycle Race Passing through Belper

Saturday 10th June

Sylvan Exhibition extended


Woollen Woods Workshop - Belper Arts Trail


Museum's Opening Weekend 2017


Museum Closed During December and January


North Mill wins awards at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards Night


Calling all Local Artists and Makers

23rd October 2016

Discovery Day Events at Strutt’s North Mill

23rd October 2016

Summer Craft Competition - Wind the Bobbins Up

1st August 2016

Pyramus and Thisbe: A Participatory Performance

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th July

500 small figures hidden at Mill

Launch Event - Saturday 14th May 6-8pm

Belper Arts Trail: Community Crafts at t' Mill

1st May

Saying goodbye

January 11th 2016

White Peak Writers visit the Mill

January 6th 2016

Christmas and New Year opening

December 28th

Food Festival success

7th December 2015

Christmas is coming

November 16th

Work at the Mill

November 5th 2015

Sweet Memories at the Mill

25th October 2015

Successful Museum Resilience Fund bid from Arts Council England

14 October

EMMS Stronger Museums programme


Volunteers' Association Trip

September 15th 2015

Heritage Open Days


Back to School


Local BBC TV and radio news raises concerns over condition of the North and East Mill


The Duke of Devonshire visits Belper North Mill

July 22 2015

Meet the Mill's new fundraising and volunteer support officer

July 7th 2015

University of Derby internships

26th June 2015

20th Anniversary Exhibition

June 2015

500 small figures hidden at Mill

by Tom Wyke

Launch Event - Saturday 14th May 6-8pm

500 small figures hidden at Mill

A massive installation using threads is being woven around Strutt’s North Mill’s supporting structure by artist Tan Draig OBE. But hidden within the web-like installation will be 500 miniscule ‘workers’. It will be on show in the basement of Strutt’s North Mill Museum and Visitor Centre from Sun 15th May – Mon 30th May, during the Museum’s open hours of Wednesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Monday, between 11am and 4pm. Children can go in free and adults are charged £4, which includes a tour of the Strutt’s North Mill Museum – a fascinating glimpse into the work of the Cotton Spinning Mill from the earliest days of the industrial revolution until the end of the 20th century.
The installation will be made up of a web of threads, woven around the stone pillars that support the cast iron structure of the 1804 built North Mill, and is being installed by Tan over a period of four days.
“The idea of the web, “ said Tan “ is that it reflects the tight spaces that the mill workers worked in, surrounded by machines in great long rows, all running with miles of cotton threads that were being spun, doubled and finished. People will be able to walk down the ‘tunnel’ within the web and see if they can find some of the really tiny figures of workers hidden within it. “
Tan has also worked with over 110 local people at workshops as part of the project – with their ages ranging from 3 to over 80. They have made a variety of knotted and looped braids, done some giant tubular knitting, had a go at making nets and made more than 100 tassels – all techniques that the thread made in the mill could have been used for.
The project has been set up and organised by Fleet Arts, with a grant from the Ashley Family Foundation and some additional funding from Belper Town Council. Fleet Arts has worked with Tan Draig to create the idea and staff at the North Mill to bring it all together. The North Mill’s volunteers have been on a training workshop and then helped at many of the other workshops.
It is being launched to coincide with the Museums at Night open event, which is giving free access to the new exhibition ‘The Strutt Workers’ Community’, in the evening of Saturday 14th May. Participants in the workshops and other supporters have been invited to come along. “But, “added Tan, “I want as many people as possible to come throughout the time it is up – and they will need to come along to find what they can add to it themselves! It’s a secret - I am not telling anyone at the moment”
For more information people contact or phone Fleet Arts on 01773 820484