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Heritage, Arts & Culture

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is bursting with heritage, arts and culture, with a fine choice of museums, galleries and visitor attractions in all corners of the country.

The area is famously connected to the Industrial Revolution and is home to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There’s a wealth of museums to explore, plus places to visit that have inspired generations of writers, artists and creatives, including Charlotte Bronte and Joseph Wright.

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice. Enjoy live theatre and up to the minute cinema, arts and festivals and local events celebrating the Peak District and Derbyshire’s unique cultural offer.





Chatsworth is a place to learn, explore and create in the heart of the Peak District National Park.



Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.


Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town.



Heights of Abraham

Take a cable car flight to the Heights of Abraham 60-acre hilltop park, with cavern tours, exhibitions, adventure play and much more.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Events




Buxton International Festival

Experience world class opera, music, books and jazz in the heart of the Peak District. Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK's…


Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail

Each Autumn the Festival brings a celebration of the Creative and Performing Arts to this gem of a village. Features live music, theatre, comedy and…


Ilkeston Heritage & Classic Vehicle Show

Once a year, in mid-August, Ilkeston town centre plays host to a fantastic array of classic vehicles


Goose Willow Weaving Masterclass at Chatsworth

Make your own willow goose in this one-day masterclass with international willow weaving artist, Emma Stothard.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Offers


Heritage, Arts & Culture Trails


Cromford Mill & Village Walk

Explore the home of the Industrial Revolution and discover Derbyshire’s rich history on this 6 or 8 mile walk.

Walk through the Derwent Valley Mills World…

A delightful 6 mile or 8 mile walk through some of the key places within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Whaley Bridge Town Trail

Take the time to find out more about the history of the town and the surrounding area. See how Whaley Bridge’s industry developed.

Belper Heritage Walk

Learn more about this industrial community and how it has changed in the past 200 years.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Itineraries


What to See & Do: 48 hours in Buxton

This itinerary based in the historic spa and market town of Buxton, famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture.

Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

Castles, Markets & Spires

Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

City Heritage, Culture and Cocktails!

Visit Derby, the UK’s most central city, with a rich history of creativity and making, a busy cultural calendar, a varied shopping offer and the…

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