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Stanley Mills is one the best-preserved relics of the 18th-century Industrial Revolution. It was established as a cotton mill by local merchants, with support from the English cotton baron Richard Arkwright. Textiles were produced here for 200...more
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Stanley Mills Mill Road | Stanley, Perth PH1 4QE, Scotland
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All reviewscotton millinteractive displayshistoric scotlandindustrial revolutionwell worth a visitlovely walk along the riverworking modelslocation is amazingsurprisingly funfriendly and informative staffcotton industrywater displaystep back in timeinformation boardsadults and childrencoffee machinecouple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating place. Helpful staff. A great opportunity to study industrial archaeology. A beautiful setting on the banks of the river Tay.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The way in which this mill has been brought back to life is stunning. Telling the stories of the years on the site in a way which is interactive and informative. The site lacks a cafe, but.....the one just up the road “How Delicious” is...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With our Historic Scotland membership we tend to visit places which I would normally maybe not have thought about visiting. I was not aware there was such an extensive cotton industry in Scotland and had not idea how this all works. Very informative and a...More

Thank BarbaraRiekwel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a beautiful spot to visit and a really good museum. There are lots of hands on activities for children, the water turbines were a favourite. Gives a great sense of the history of the mill with some information on wider social history.

Thank Mammabear P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Stanley Mills is a very interesting site wiith plenty of things to look at. The kids were particularly interested in playing with the water flow demonstration. but also loveth the acid currently has a fabulous tapestry exhibition. A Scottish Diaspora

Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Lovely museum with some great exhibits. A lot of the exhibits are interactive which was great for the kids. It really made you appreciate how difficult it would have been to work in those environments. Plenty of parking, staff were great and very helpful and...More

Thank Lev1985
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Allow enough time. There is a lot of reading and interactive exhibits. You get a real sense of what it was like to work here and the commercial history of the mill is fascinating. At the time of visit the was a tapestry display of...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We visited in June. Fantastic day out with kids. Interactive displays and beautiful scenery were big highlights. Modern refurbishments very suitable for the historic buildings. Kids got restless after a couple of hours,but we could have stayed much longer. Prices were reasonable and it is...More

Thank Caryl-Macdonald
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We spent a good hour here looking at the displays and hands on parts. Our 5 year old loved the water display and had great fun working out how it all worked. I wouldn't have liked to have seen a bit more on the people...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Excellent information and plenty of hands on activities. Could have done With a guide/ volunteer on each floor to give some additional insight. Also A small cafe would be a bonus for people who have travelled a distance.

Thank Betty L
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Response from carmass | Reviewed this property |
yes the facility is wheelchair accessible.
25 May 2015|
Response from Lorraine F |
Walk to mill Street, Perth and take the stagecoach 34/34A bus - alight at Stanley village cross and walk quarter mile to mills following brown signs. Bus journey time about 20 mins. Buses around 30miute frequency