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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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Not worth the effort

We went expecting to see a mill that, if not working, at least had old machinery on view in an old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MikeDBanbury
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Banbury
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Popped in here whilst visiting Matlock Bath, was a bit tricky with our buggy. Only one very slow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburghroo
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Edinburgh, 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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
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"shopping centre"
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"working machinery"
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"self guided tour"
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"industrial revolution"
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"cotton mill"
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"textile museum"
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"several floors"
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"old mill"
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"car park"
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"interesting building"
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"household goods"
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"lower floor"
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"under one roof"
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"retail outlets"
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"fascinating insight"
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Reviewed yesterday

We went expecting to see a mill that, if not working, at least had old machinery on view in an old mill / museum type setting but were very disappointed. The guide took us first into a pretty empty room where he pointed out things...More

Thank MikeDBanbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here whilst visiting Matlock Bath, was a bit tricky with our buggy. Only one very slow lift. Would be an ideal shopping place for older people, wasn't really much for families. Was a nice enough place though. Picked up a few local boxes...More

Thank Edinburghroo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a museum dedicated to the cotton business and the machines that brought the industrial revolution to fruition. A very friendly guide showed us around and it was very nice to have a look at. The QR code idea was a good one and...More

Thank jabela30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day here after going to matlock and it decided to rain all day. Great place for shopping, lovely cafe which over looks the water, great food especially the jam cream scones.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING! Any history buff will enjoy this little piece of the past. The Museum does not seem to be particularly popular for some reason, and was extremely quiet, which resulted in a private demo of the looms.

Thank Joy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the vaguest interest in our manufacturing history specifically the textile trade do not miss this , tucked away at the back of the restaurant area on the ground floor is an incredible display of every aspect of the wool/ Cotten industry with...More

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly hot the day we went and the heat was oppressive inside. A lot of the sale goods seem to be unsold gòds from other shops and a lot of very old fashioned goods. Staff delightful.

Thank thedemandingguest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to try a buy some childs sandles to no avail only sold adult shoes staff were friendly and helpful but selection of goods very poor

Thank gabstasam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seven of us were given a really interesting tour of this fascinating historic mill. The exhibits, some of which were working, were brilliant. Well worth a visit!

Thank sunloversLincoln_UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A collection of shops in a former mill selling a selection of goods ranging from antiques through to more modern and new items. For me there was nothing out of the ordinary and in my view nothing to write home about. The only good thing...More

Thank Hartington-Smythe
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angelakm2015
7 November 2016|
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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.
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eum0
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
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Suziowhelan
6 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max
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