The pioneerIng John Smedley factory and mill has existed on the same site since 1784 continually producing world famous fine wool and cotton wear for both men and women

Organised factory tours conduct the public through The Developer on site, so as to observe the work-in-progress and nightly bulletins of the work are posted on the website.

These tours commence with a tour of the John Smedley factory, passing through The Developer room where the music and film is being created and ending in the factory shop.

Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and consists of just 12 people per tour.
The tours are held twice a day at 10.00 and 13.00 on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April.
Tour places must be booked in advance by contacting Charlotte Oates on