Chatsworth House and Cromford Mills will be lit up by large-scale projections

Visitors to Chatsworth House and Cromford Mills will see the landmark buildings lit up by large-scale projections.

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 1:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th September 2021, 1:53 pm

The spectacular displays will highight Derbyshire’s heritage and history of innovation in a celebration entitled Shine A Light which takes place in October.

Each outdoor event is a fusion of visuals, music and sound culminating in a large-scale moving animation projected onto the building every 20 minutes throughout each evening.

Visitors to the Chatsworth experience on October 22 and 23 will be greeted by atmospheric lighting which will illuminate the route to the south lawn, passing some of the most impressive features in the Chatsworth garden. A large-scale moving animation will be projected onto the spectacular south front of Chatsworth House.

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Chatsworth House will be lit up on October 22 and 23, 2021. Photo by Simon Broadhead.

At Cromford Mills on October 28 and 29, visitors will have the unique opportunity to see the historic buildings, watercourse and mill yard beautifully illuminated by night. Two buildings will be used as the backdrop to the animation in the Grade I listed mill complex, which is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary.

Shine A Light will start at 6.30pm on all four nights.

The displays, delivered by internationally-renowned Derbyshire born video projection artists Illuminos, are inspired by Voices From The Peak – a celebration of the county in sound created by poet Mark Gwynne Jones to celebrate the Peak District National Park’s 70th birthday.

Jo Dilley, managing director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, said: “Derbyshire is fortunate to have some of the world’s most significant heritage attractions and ‘Shine A Light’ offers the fantastic opportunity to see history brought to life in spectacular style against the backdrops of Chatsworth and Cromford Mills.

Cromford Mills will be lit up on October 28 and 29. Photo by Simon Broadhead.

“Better still, these night-time displays offer the perfect excuse to enjoy all the Peak District & Derbyshire has to offer in autumn, from cosy places to stay to unique places to visit and great local food and drink, supporting the recovery of local businesses in the process. These events will be very popular, and we urge everyone to get their tickets as soon as possible!”

Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 per child (aged 4-16 inclusive, free for three and under). To book, go to