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David Mellor Visitor Centre

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Address: The Round Building Leadmill, Hathersage, Peak District National Park S32 1BA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1433 650220
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe -...

The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe - all on the same site. Just outside Hathersage in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, they provide a uniquely stimulating and enjoyable day out in the Peak District National Park.

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Pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

The visitor centre consists of an upmarket kitchen shop (selling cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and kitchen gadgets etc) a cutlery factory offering free guided tours at certain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went down to the S o c c e r pitch to play a squiffy game of footie with my chumps. After thirty second my friend Chung absolutely hammered one at the fence! Pop! You would think we were at drax power station! We went around to collect it and passed a sign which something like probate but carried... More 

1 Thank Billy_Scranner
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor centre consists of an upmarket kitchen shop (selling cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and kitchen gadgets etc) a cutlery factory offering free guided tours at certain times (check the website) and a café. The factory tour is interesting and the café serves good quality food (sandwiches, soup, salads and cakes). It's a little on the pricey side but... More 

Thank Dobsons21_13
Buxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Design museum of David Mellor's work since age 11, he designed both metalwork street furniture tools and traffic lights! Cafe with good food, coffee is not good. Shop is extensive selling not only their own products but also other quality design and some food. Factory tours at 15.00 on Saturday and Sunday are worth planning your visit around as it... More 

1 Thank timm586
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited the museum ,centre, by chance ,on a friends suggestion whilst in the area as it had not been on our agenda. So glad we took his advice as a pleasant suprise and contrast to the rest of our stay in the area. The street furniture design background was fascinating, and the kitchen ware design and production was very... More 

Thank amnesiacpair
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

You don't have to like silver or kitchen wares, I love seeing the street furniture talented designer David Mellor created in the 1960's that we still use today. Who knew he designed our traffic lights over 50 years ago. As it happens I love all the elements of this centre, feel completely inspired by the products, the beuatiful building and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a lovely setting and overall a very nice place. The staff were a bit of a mixture though, with a young man who was quite friendly, an older lady who was very nice and a younger girl who seemed not to want to be there or serving us. Cake and tea were wonderful so left feeling happy.

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Baslow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I can spend a long time here beautiful setting and displays of DMs cutlery and kitchen/cooking equipment spotlessly clean and great displays

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's an eye opener to realise how many day to day objects of street furniture were designed by David Mellor as well as the cutlery and silver I associated him with. The exhibition and shop are well worth a visit and there's always something for the home or kitchen you can be tempted with. Having bought a beautiful knife here... More 

Thank Dave M
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had high expectations but found the experience disappointing. In the cafe it is waitress service and we and to wait for a while before being served even thought there seemed to be plenty of staff. The coffee itself was nothing special. The shop was very upmarket and several things were not priced and the staff did not seem very approachable.

Thank Clair262
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had no idea who David Mellor until we visited by chance as we were passing. Very impressed by the quality of products and design and interesting displays - even bought a couple of items

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