Who We Are

The Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site Educational Trust is a registered Charity established in 2003 in answer to a recommendation from UNESCO to provide carefully researched publications about the history of the Derwent Valley.

Initial funding was supplied by the Derbyshire Building Society and the University of Derby and, from the outset, the Trust has run a revolving fund whereby new publications are funded by existing titles.

Recently the Trust has received grants from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Lottery Heritage Fund, which it very gratefully acknowledges.

Recently the Trust has received grants from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England from the Great Place Scheme in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

The Trust is run by a group of volunteers who all share a commitment to making Derbyshire's history and built heritage more widely appreciated, better understood and accessible to all.

We work closely with the DVMWHS Coordination Team. The Trust is very appreciative of the support from both Derbyshire Dales District Council and Derbyshire County Council.

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Educational Trust, Charity number 1099279.

What we do

We publish books and guides about the World Heritage Site and its surroundings.

We aim to achieve the highest standards of accuracy and all the Trust's new publications are considered by a panel of well-informed readers before they are accepted for publication. We also reprint well regarded classic texts.

Our books and guides are informative, attractive and a pleasure to read.

The Trust's other concern is the World Heritage Site's present and future condition and it has, in the recent past, submitted views on the proposals for the redevelopment of the East Mill in Belper, and the adjoining sites, and on the next World Heritage Site Management Plan.

How to Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to [email protected].