Strutt's North Mill Museum is now OPEN Wednesday to Sunday until the end of October, and there's lots happening!
The Mill's NEW EDUCATION OFFER HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED and is available for schools, children's clubs and youth groups (www.belpernorthmill.org/education.html). We've recently welcomed both Ecclesbourne Secondary School and Ambergate Primary School, as well as had evening visits from local Beavers and Rainbows groups over the last few months.
In addition, we will have even more opportunities for local community groups to engage with the museum, since we have recently APPOINTED A NEW CRAFT COORDINATOR, Ola Wilson, who will lead our Craft Project for 2017 (which is funded by the Foyle Foundation). There will be plenty of activities throughout the year, including the development of a regular Craft Club.
Don't miss the STUNNING TEMPORARY EXHIBITION by local photographer Jeff Mander, called ‘Sylvan’ – a photographic exploration of Derbyshire’s woodlands, which continues to be housed in our newly revamped temporary exhibition space until Sunday 23rd April.
Strutt's North Mill have SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FUNDING TOWARDS IMPROVING OUR BASEMENT SPACE. Nearly £9,000 will be spent on adding new waterproof interpretation panels in the basement. These panels will better explain the architecture, mechanisation, internal transport systems and water power. In addition the project will see a new touchscreen in the Main Gallery that allows visitors a digital tour of the basement space, alongside other interesting videos.
The project is funded by grants from Derwentwise (£5,000) and the Arts Council's Museum Resilience Fund (£3,000), as well as a contribution by the Belper North Mill Trust.
The organisation have been SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BELPER'S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN, as the Neighbourhood Planning Team continue to consult local residents about future uses for the wider Belper Mills site. Consultation Questionnaires are available in our reception, and a small temporary exhibition will be in place in the museum in the near future.