Heritage and Information Centre


New Mills Heritage and Information Centre is owned by New Mills Town Council and is housed in several rooms on the ground floor of a converted building in Rock Mill Lane.

The Centre was established in 1989 and has over 12,000 visitors a year. It includes the Museum, an Information Centre, a shop and a small café and generates income by selling publications, maps, trails, sundries, and light refreshments. The Centre publishes books on aspects of the history of the town and its area as well as guided history trails and welcomes research and study enquiries.

The Centre’s collection includes over 250 items. The permanent displays are augmented by temporary exhibitions and special events are organised to attract users.

Volunteer staff are on duty to service the shop, provide information, deal with or pass on enquiries and supervise the displays.  If you are thinking of visiting the area, they can point you to local places to stay, from camp sites to b&b and more.  They can help you determine the most suitable walk, whether your interest is local history, industrial history, natural history or just plain fresh air.  They can suggest local restaurants and cafés for when you are thirsty or hungry and need more than the snacks available in the Heritage and Information Centre.

Volunteers also help to manage the collection under the supervision of the Honorary Curators.

Their visitors say that they like our friendly and helpful atmosphere, and that they think they are well worth a visit – according to a recent visitor survey.


Opening Times Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm (4.30pm BST)


contact details

New Mills Heritage and Information Centre Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 3BN

Tel: 01663 746904

email – nmheritage@gmail.com

website – nmhic.webplus.net


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