£8 adult and £6 child | Entry every 15 minutes from 6.30pm to 8.15pm.

Watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in spectacular night-time shows projected on to two local landmarks, as we shine a light on our stories and bring them to life in an extravaganza of light and sound.

The first shows take place at Chatsworth, projected on to the south front of the house on 22 and 23 October 2021, and the second at Arkwright’s Cromford Mills on 28 and 29 October.

A wonderful experience for all the family.


Check out our frequently asked questions.

1. Will the event still take place if the weather is poor?

Shine A Light will take place whatever the weather, so please come prepared for all weather conditions. The only exception to this is where weather conditions pose a risk to health and safety. In this situation, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the event.

2. How long does the projection last?

The projection is approximately 15 minutes and tells the first chapter of the story of Derbyshire.

3. When does the event end?

The event ends at 9pm.

4. Does my ticket include admission to the garden during the day?

No, tickets include admission to the garden at the time slot selected during the booking process. You can also buy day tickets to the garden.

5. What refreshments are available?

Flora's Temple tea shop will be open serving sandwiches and freshly made pasties, as well as hot and cold drinks.

The Orangery shop will also be open on the night.

6. Do children pay?

Children aged 3 and under are free and do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 and over will need to purchase a ticket for the event at the prices quoted above.

7. Is the route fully accessible?

The route to see the projection is fully accessible.

The full garden will not be open on the night and is not fully accessible. You can view more about accessibility in the garden and accessible routes here.

8. Can I take photographs?

Photographs are permitted for non-commercial purposes.

9. Can I bring a dog?

Please be aware that there will be light and sound as part of the projection. However, dogs are welcome at this event. 

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