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David Mellor Visitor Centre

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Address: The Round Building Leadmill, Hathersage, Peak District National Park S32 1BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1433 650220
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe -...

The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe - all on the same site. Just outside Hathersage in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, they provide a uniquely stimulating and enjoyable day out in the Peak District National Park.

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interesting place to see design iconics.

We spent a enjoyable afternoon looking at the design exhibits ie traffic lights, bus shelter, park bench etc, plus other everyday things. The kitchen shop is also worth going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Alan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a enjoyable afternoon looking at the design exhibits ie traffic lights, bus shelter, park bench etc, plus other everyday things. The kitchen shop is also worth going around as you will be tempted to buy before going into the cafe for a delightful cup of tea etc. in modern surroundings. Visit the round house to see cutlery being... More 

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Thank Alan S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here in August, as a friend had bought us a tea light holder from here and we were impressed. The place is in a lovely setting and there is much to see, and what is for sale is of good quality. We waited in the café area to be served for over 15 minutes and the staff were... More 

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Thank Wheatece
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst staying nearby for a weekend break, we were recommended to visit here. Wasn't sure what to expect. Had the most enjoyable morning!! One of the staff ( with a magnificent moustache) went out of his way to show us around and the cafe was just lovely. We all bought Christmas gifts in the shop and a little something for... More 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Have visited a couple of times and enjoyed each visit. There are lots of beautiful things to buy as well as exhibits to admire. The cafe looked good too except they had sold out of food on the Sunday that we visited!!!

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Thank Jackie423R
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

As well as a rather nice cafeteria to eat some tasty food, there is also an interesting number of exhibits, such as the iconic London Bus Stop, Telephone Box, Post Box. Also some other intriguing items in glass cabinets. A wander around the kitchen shop is very pleasant, and for some reason you can end up feeling compelled to buy... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is off the beaten track, and although there is car parking, one has to park on stony ground, and then go over that onto a smooth path. Access for wheelchairs is extremely difficult, but a member of staff saw the wheelchair, and unlocked the door so that the wheelchair could get in! It is a long narrow shop,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is interesting and I will never look at Street furniture the same way again. The gift/factory shop is good, though a tad overpriced for some. Coffee and tea were good and we were treated to a bird display through the glass window.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was just outside Hathersage and is a must see if you are near. It is amazing how much more this man designed than just knifes and forks that are still in our daily life, go and visit. It is also free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited the David Mellor centre a few weekends ago and happened to arrive just as the tour was starting. We didn't know what to expect but I don't think any of us were expecting the beautiful architecture, high quality cutlery and kitchen equipment, and the highly interesting tour of David & Corin's works & the factory... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love it here. The cafe is lovely, serving a small but very tasteful selection of dishes. Small exhibition area showing cutlery designs through the decades and various other David Mellor designed items. The shop is fabulous if you want quality, which I personally prefer to cheap nasty stuff made in China. All in all a great place to visit.... More 

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