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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 4 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Glad we stopped by

We intended to go there just for the shops and to while away a couple of hours on a Sunday morning... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Doncaster, 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 self guided tour shopping centre industrial revolution working machinery textile museum old mill cotton mill car park interesting building household goods under one roof retail outlets fascinating insight four floors worth a visit step back in time rainy day
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Emmall90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank annbannister
Reviewed 21 September 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

Thank SafeAs
Reviewed 20 September 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

Thank IanAtFoxglove
Reviewed 17 September 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

Thank marks611
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We purchased gentleman's shoes and some lovely ladies body warmers. Cafe okay but cold do with fresher cakes.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Walked into the yard area and read the info boards. Ok but not that exciting. Opted for the combined tour and so pleased that we did. We learned so much. Loved the cgi imagery telling Arkwright’s story and learned a lot about cotton and the...More

Thank _sarahstead173
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Although it is in its infancy as a museum this place is just brilliant. Make sure you ask the car park person the times of the machine demonstrations so you don't miss out on a fabulous source of information (Thanks, young man) and amazing insight...More

Thank olivercottages
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We visited before some years ago, when it was still being 'tidied' up. Id checked it was dog friendly, but this only applies to the outside area. Dogs are not allowed in the museum. So after paying £3 to park, we only saw outside and...More

Thank sufordpasty
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Hard to find as it is buried away in a corner of one of the floors in the mill shop and then its quite a way off from there. Mill opens at 10 but first tour not until 11. About 15 on the tour and...More

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7 November 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.
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
6 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max