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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Good for shopping

Been here several times and always worthwhile. Good shopping and good prices and generally well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
Worth a quick visit

We were three couples so the men went to the museum and the ladies shopping - why don't other... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Leeds, 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...more
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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All reviews shopping centre self guided tour industrial revolution textile museum working machines cotton mill old mill car park interesting building working museum under one roof three floors household goods fascinating insight worth a visit step back in time cup of tea
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What sets this museum visit apart from others is the fact that this museum isn't 'sanitised' for visitors: it's almost like the workers have gone home for the evening and you're getting a look at the shop floor while they're away. The smell, the atmosphere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here several times and always worthwhile. Good shopping and good prices and generally well stocked. Cafe good aswell.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's nice to see such a beautiful building being maintained and not left in disrepair and being used for other purposes. 4 floors of shops with a restaurant you could easily spend a few hours having a look around. There is also a museum in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All shops located on 4 floors....absolutely fantastic. Cafe is fantastic with lovely tasty food & friendly staff One little gripe would be that some of the sales assistants are miserable.....a smile goes a long way!

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arkwright's Mill is at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. A magnificent museum has been created out of this historic building, explaining in easy to grasp term how he revolutionized the production process not only the UK but throughout the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here after originally shopping nearby. It was a lovely store, there is also a museum in the basement but didn't have time to go in there. I bought myself a pair of boots from Pavers and you can also buy clothes from Edinburgh Woolen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were three couples so the men went to the museum and the ladies shopping - why don't other places do this. Seriously we all enjoyed a couple of hours here after first visiting Cromford Mills which was a big disappointment to us all, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited the old spinning factory to coincide with the working demonstration held at 11 and 2. Very interesting and informative, if slightly dry explanation of the old machines and how things changed over the years. If you are interested in industrial archeology then you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The deliberate policy of this museum is not to provide any information regarding the exhibits - machinery, tools or even the rooms. Instead, if you want to know what you are looking at you need a wifi enabled smartphone, which you use to scan strategically...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We intended to go there just for the shops and to while away a couple of hours on a Sunday morning but after reading on line about the museum we knew we HAD to see that. Our little group are interested in history and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 7, 2016|
Response from Masson M | Property representative |
Parking is £1 for an hour and you get a 50p voucher to use in the shopping village.
September 9, 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
September 5, 2016|
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Response from ChristopherR936 | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max