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Stanley Mills

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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
+44 1738 828268
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Our children love going here - the downstairs exhibits are really interactive and fascinate them. Plenty for adults to read and as the kids are entertained you actually get a chance to read every sign board. You can ask for a quiz for the kids...More

5  Thank fionava
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I arrived at five minutes to one only to find that the attraction was closed from one till two, due,we believe to understaffing as the only member of staff we met was manning the till. Surely a Health and Safety issue. When...More

2  Thank Hugh O
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All reviews cotton mill interactive displays historic scotland original machinery industrial revolution well worth a visit lovely walk along the river working models location is amazing surprisingly fun friendly and informative staff cotton industry water display step back in time information boards adults and children coffee machine
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

It is a interesting place to visit as a historic site but it looses a little when only around 20% of the site is for the exhibition and visitors. The rest of the site is now for offices and residential apartments. There is very little...More

Thank 322jadel
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit but being both in engineering were excited to see the original parts of mill- there wasn't any! Just holes where things had been. There's some good stuff for children which explains how things would have worked.

Thank cyberhev
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Owned by Historic Scotland, Stanley Mills gives a insight into the cotton mills. Lots of hands on exhibits, working models and visual guides. We spent three hours and managed to see nearly everything. Fascinating living history brought to life.Free with explorer pass.

Thank perthdon73
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It is ok but there is very little (if any) original machinery and is mostly empty and there for you do not get the sense of what the working conditions were like or any feel for the past.

Thank jimmylaidlaw
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We took our granddaughter to here . Plenty hands on things for them to try. There was a quiz to do on the way round. Interesting for adults too.

Thank Val D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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 11 August 2018 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 30 July 2018

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 25 July 2018

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
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Fizz A
10 September 2018|
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Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so. There is lot of reading to do if you, yourself are going to enjoy the place and he would probably get bored
14 July 2017|
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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