Current Projects

The Trust relies on project funding to support its work at Creswell Crags and in the surrounding Limestone Heritage Area. Below you can find more information on some of the projects currently being run by Creswell Heritage Trust.

First Art

First Art is a collective of four cultural and community organisations working within the former coalfields of NE Derbyshire and NE Nottinghamshire. Founded in January 2015, it aims to bring inspiring cultural experiences within reach of everyone in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and NE Derbyshire. Creswell Crags is the lead partner of this Arts Council funded Creative People & Places programme. The other members are Junction Arts, City Arts and The Princes Trust.

Elmton, Creswell & Hodthorpe Big Local

Lottery grants of £1,000,000 were given to 150 communities across England including Elmton, Creswell and Hodthorpe. The local community decided that the money should be used to raise community spirit, enhance the environment, improve and invest in local businesses and provide more opportunities for the community youth.

The project is on-going – follow it on Facebook for the latest news.


The Trust is grateful for the continued support from the following organisations:

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The British Museum
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Lafarge Aggregates
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Bolsover District Council
  • Bassetlaw District Council
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • Arts Council England
  • Museum Development East Midlands
  • Welbeck Estates
  • English Heritage
  • Natural England
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The Manchester Museum
  • Brewhouse Yard Museum
  • Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum
  • Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Cliffe Castle Museum
  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery
  • Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Museums Sheffield
  • Junction Arts
  • The Harley Gallery
  • Visit Peak District and Derbyshire
  • Visit Notts