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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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I really enjoyed my visit here as I love industrial heritage. I did find it confusing to actually... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
via mobile

Firstly we were greeted by a surly car park attendant that did not want to come out of his cubby... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Russ E
Hoddesdon, 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here as I love industrial heritage. I did find it confusing to actually access the museum through the shopping centre as the signage wasn't very clear. We also spent quite a while in the lifts as there was one outside...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Firstly we were greeted by a surly car park attendant that did not want to come out of his cubby hole to collect the fee for parking. So we got out of the car, paid the fee & then went in. Well this place would...More

Thank Russ E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Promised a lot...arkwrights mill ,industrial revolution, working artefacts ... Reality ...3floors of overpriced average retail dross...the same dross you can buy in any tacky tourist trap or bargain outlet...

Thank Shamus1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked at all three floors of very average shopping. Same as you would find anywhere. Did not notice that hidden away in the basement would be a museum of the old mill machinery. Fine building and site alongside river shame better use cannot be made...More

Thank chris j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have just came back from our fourth trip to Derbyshire and as it will be our last visit, we decided to do the remaining places that we have missed, on finding a leaflet on Masson mills,and being into social history we thought we would...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth making sure you time your visit so as to see the dxcellent demonstration of the various machinery involved in turning cotton into cloth.

Thank gavincjones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum & shops. Nice for a little look around and then some refreshments in the restaurant overlooking the river

Thank SideB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mill is a great piece of history and a lot of it can be seen by just visiting the shopping centre, there is a parking charge. There is a museum in one wing which isn't open as long. Worth going to see .

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely fascinating place to visit. It is a liitle hard to locate, as other reviewers have commented, but well worth the effort. The tour was excellent, with a very knowledgeable guide demonstrating several different machines. It gave such an excellent insight into how noisy...More

Thank Rosanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is set below the 3 floors of shopping which was of no interest. We visited the museum when they were demonstrating the machines which was very interesting and worthwhile. We were given a map of the museum which was helpful but did feel...More

Thank Dave P
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How much is car parking please?
7 November 2016|
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.
Are dogs allowed?
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
How long do you recommend 2 adults stay at this attraction?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max