Belper’s Strutts North Mill Museum has just announced a free annual pass to any adult paying an initial ticket price of £5.00. The annual pass will allow visitors to visit the museum free of charge throughout the year. The pass also gives free entry to temporary exhibitions in 2017. Admission remains free for under 16s.
The Museum plans three temporary exhibitions in 2017. The first of these “Sylvan” is by local photographer Jeff Mander. “Sylvan” is a photographic exploration of Derbyshire’s woodlands:
The woods of Derbyshire are a fascinating place to work. You sometimes find the remains of buildings or ancient water- courses, fragments of history. I hope my photographs capture the variety in these landscapes and the sense of peace and tranquility I experience, exploring the Derbyshire woodlands.
Jeff Mander – Photographer
Jeff Mander’s work is described as “stunning” – so here is a chance to judge for yourself. “Sylvan” will be housed in the Museum’s newly revamped exhibition place in the Upper Wheel Pit. The exhibition is open until Sunday the 23rd of April.
The museum also announced its new Educational Trails, designed to help children and families explore the museum and other local important historical features.
Strutts North Mill Museum is a unique and historically significant grade 1 listed building and tells the fascinating story of how the Strutt family developed the factory working system. Its new ticketing policy and innovative use of exhibition space is to be welcomed. If you have never been to the museum (or have not been for a while) now sounds like a good time to visit.
Throughout February Strutts North Mill Museum will be open during the weekends, before being open Wednesdays to Sundays (11am – 4pm) from March to October. For more information about the museum, or the planned exhibitions, visit www.belpernorthmill.org or phone 01773 880474.