New Mills heritage and information Centre
ew Mills Heritage and Information Centre 2015
Peter is a photographer living in Whaley Bridge and a long time volunteer at the Heritage and Information Centre. His work has been displayed at various sites around the Peak District.
We have a small, dedicated team of volunteers staffing the centre with only one part-time employee, though the Centre is owned by New Mills Town Council.
Mike Daniels, Administrator
Judith Lanham, Honorary Curator
Barry Bate, Education Officer
The model of the town shows how the town is shaped by the rivers Goyt and Sett, and how their confluence at the heart of the sandstone gorge called ‘The Torrs’ helped to create the history of the town.
One of the biggest attractions in New Mills is undoubtably the Torrs, a sandstone gorge gouged out of the rock by the last ice age and enhanced by quarrying for the rock required to build some of the many mill buildings that once dominated the industry in the town.
The View From The Gate
and into the Heritage Centre where a warm welcome awaits. We can help you make the most of your time in New Mills, point out local attractions, help you choose suitable local walks, advise about public transport, provide you with refreshments and much much more. Talk with our volunteers and find out just how helpful they can be.
The Courtyard can be a suntrap, and you can enjoy a drink basking in the sunshine. Or perhaps you’ll want to see the museum, or enjoy a drink in the cafe. Perhaps you need advice about local public transport, or somewhere to stay for a few days. Maybe you want to see the art work, or search out a small gift for the people back home. Maybe you want to go for a walk but don’t know the best routes.
Whatever it is you are seeking, the volunteers will give you a great welcome and do their very best to answer your questions.
For the past twenty-five years, the volunteers have offered advice across a wide range of topics. They can help you to decide how to spend your time if you are visiting the area for a holiday.
They can tell you the time of trains or buses in the area. They can help you to select a walk suited to your abilities and your preferences.
They can inform you about the history of the area or they can make you a cup of coffee and sell you a giant Eccles Cake or a Cherry Bakewell.
Or sell you a Derbyshire Wayfarer. Perhaps you want to buy a book on local history - maybe one of the range of booklets produced by the local history society.
Pop in and find out how they can help you.
Or perhaps you live in the area and would like to consider joining the team of volunteers. Come in for a chat and find out a little more before making up your mind.