Making a Mill Community – Model Making Workshop

Craft Workshop by Rebecca Morledge at the Museum of Making. Rebecca will provide templates for creating Georgian buildings so that adult and child participants can add details. These will be mill-workers’ housing, as well as shops to build and design your own shopfront, and a model of one of the mills, to ‘build a community around’.

Suitable for children aged 8+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking essential. Limited places.

Presented as pat of the Georgian Derbyshire Festival

DERBYSHIRE in the Georgian Era was a place of wonder, of surprises and innovations – a place which attracted the attention of the rich and provided better homes for workers.

In the valley of the River Derwent, water was put to work to power the world’s first factories. Further north, the stark, beautiful landscapes of the Peak District and health-giving waters brought the county’s first tourists to Buxton and Matlock Bath.

To celebrate this fascinating era, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership and the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust are working together to provide three days of public events and activities to raise the profile of Derbyshire’s contribution to world history at that time.

Learn more about the Georgian Derbyshire Festival

Image © Rebecca Morledge.

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