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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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A Step into the Past

We went there as part of a group. The working mill is in the basement and rather difficult to find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David M
Cardiff, United Kingdom

My wife and I foound this place to be rather "tired" and neglected. The retail area was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stourbridge, 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.
  • Excellent42%
  • 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 4 days ago

We went there as part of a group. The working mill is in the basement and rather difficult to find but when you get there it is a revelation. The extremely well informed and enthusiastic guide, a man who had spent many years working in...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I foound this place to be rather "tired" and neglected. The retail area was disapppointing too as the clothes were old fashioned and drab.

Thank kpicken2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old mill has been changed into a shopping mall, but still has the same interior. You can visit the working part of he mill. It is down quite a lot of stairs.

1  Thank Diane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just visited a mill nearby that had won lottery money, this seemed run down with hardly a clue as to where to go. But, having gone down the tiny staircase without having paid the small entrance fee, (there was no one there to take...More

1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit for people interested in industrial history dating back to 1780s There are demonstrations of a few looms from the late 1800s and onward with detailed explanation of the process, a guided tour would have been good but they appear to have...More

1  Thank mickyw1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice couple of hours at the mill, if going to the museum make sure you are there for the demonstration, a real look into the not so distant past

1  Thank helpless1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent small museum. And the entrance fee of £3 is very modest. There are just two things that prevent me from giving it 5 stars. First, it is almost impossible to find within the vast shopping destination that occupies most of the...More

2  Thank UK-EastAngle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this was just a shopping venue then we came across the museum. It was so interesting. The guides were so informative and enthusiastic about there weaving machines. What an insight into how the mill was run and how hard the folks and children...More

1  Thank DurhamLily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love visiting this old mill,it has a car park on the top & also a very large one underneath the smaller one.It has 4 floors of all sorts from bedding,men's,Ladies & children's wear to a large selection of gift items candles,ornaments,jewellery,biscuits beers &...More

1  Thank Janine2605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to look to buy clothes this is a great place to wander round. We had a very nice meal in their restaurant.

Thank sarahmayjohnson
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Questions & Answers
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.
10 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