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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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A once famous Mill that's been neglected.

Sir Richard Arkwright rightly has an important place in the history of the Industrial Revolution as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leonard P
Helston, England, United Kingdom
Really Interesting place to visit

We really enjoyed our visit to the mill it is very interesting and I have never seen anything like... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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"Step back in time" in the Working Textile Museum at Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson Mills,the finest surviving and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton spinning mill. Let the sights, smells and sounds of historic working textile machinery transport you into the past and bring Arkwright's legacy to life. Shopping village, restaurant and car park on site. Gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sir Richard Arkwright rightly has an important place in the history of the Industrial Revolution as one of the founding fathers of Cotton spinning in the Derbyshire Dales. And the riches the industry of Cotton brought to Victorian Britain. This Cotton Mill is his most...More

Thank Leonard P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the mill it is very interesting and I have never seen anything like it before anywhere. The machines are very interesting and aa display is put on daily which we missed unfortuanately The tour and talk by the second...More

1  Thank nestcottage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good old textile mill museum that has working displays twice a day. Unfortunately we missed one and had to wander around on our own. No big deal as they have a wi-fi link to a self guided tour. Can't imagine how noisy and dusty...More

1  Thank Timbo3765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes there is shopping and it does help to preserve the mill - but the key is the museum and the water supply, you really should get there when machine demos are taking place - we’ll do e and well describe - after many such...More

1  Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four or five floors over a wide range of goods extending from sports, leisure, fashion, leather goods and china.

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Main part of the building is a shopping outlet. Quite good, but the best thing is the display of the machinery and looms given by a guide in the old factory and a chance to wall in the surrounding grounds by the weir and the...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The charge for the audio tour is £5 only which leads you all around the complex, the church-disappointingly, that was closed-the wharf and up to the village and back. Everyone was so friendly, the man at reception took our rucksacks and cases so we could...More

1  Thank margarargaret
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mill is fascinating but we felt that the explanations could be much better. We saw the Q R readers but couldn't access the wifi and had not been told about it before we set off. I think a audio guide would be a much...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 18th century mill offers visitors an impressive piece of history as well as a good shopping experience. There is lots to see and hear about including machinery demonstrations in the Weaving Shed, but also entering via the shopping outlet you are introduced to the...More

1  Thank Hazel E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the tall chimney and thought we`d have a look.The lady in the car park told us pay £2 and you get £1 back if you purchase anything in the shop or cafe.We paid extra to have a guided tour of the workings of the...More

2  Thank fiesty2015
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2016|
Response from Masson Mills O | Property representative |
Parking is £1 for an hour and you get a 50p voucher to use in the shopping village.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
No, only guide dogs. This is a collection of shops set over a number of floors. Plenty of walks around the area - Cromford Mill is further up the valley and has plenty of areas to walk with dogs and a lovely canal to walk... More
5 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max