These are exciting times as the Arkwright Society’s photographer.
I have just been to the soon-to-open Gateway Visitor Centre at Cromford Mills to take some more photos and saw, for the first time, the Richard Arkwright hologram.
It’s been very well conceived and executed, with Arkwright taking us through the story of how he transformed Cromford and, even more vitally, revolutionised our way of working.
This audio-visual is just a part of the new Gateway Visitor Centre which effectively forms the hub of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
The centre has a ‘soft’ opening on February 1st with an official opening on March 10th which promises to be a loud opening: Brian Blessed is cutting the ribbon!
Here is a gallery of the Arkwright hologram and a few from other rooms in the Visitor Centre.