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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

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Address: Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 581001
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"Step back in time" in the Working Textile Museum at Sir Richard...

"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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another look into our heritage past, with interesting architecture & surrounding area. The site is best visited during late spring early summer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

another look into our heritage past, with interesting architecture & surrounding area. The site is best visited during late spring early summer.

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Dronfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A slightly odd mix of shops on several floors and a museum of the mill in the basement. A real shame that more cannot be made of the mill aspect which is a really interesting part of this areas history. Shops are retail outlet types with some very good discounts. Has its own parking, pay on arrival but very reasonable.... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indoor huge shopping centre. Fabulous toy department, play area, nice cafe. Had some reduced quality golfing stuff. Spread out on several floors. Nice place to go when it is cold or wet. Museum downstairs.

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1 Thank Suzi-q777
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, everything you could want in one place, clothes, shoes , home furnishings, food and drinks, somewhere to eat and relax and a bit of history thrown in too :-)

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1 Thank Louc26
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely interesting building with some good shopping although could do with some more up to date brands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole family will be fascinated by this superb museum including working machines and tools. The guide does a terrific job of describing the history of the weaving industry as machines evolved and improved. You will learn a huge amount about the history and manufacture of cotton as the guide moves through the machines, operating them one after the other.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work with old textiles machines and I like to visit old mills so I might be slightly biased. The mill is quite cold so be prepared. The café next door is good if you need a cup of tea to warm you up afterwards. There are regular talks about the machines and what they do, so you don't have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the old building. Some great stalls and items inside. Useful for parking if you wish to walk into Matlock Bath too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to visit, with its association to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. You can actually see and hear Richard Arkwright! There are good exhibitions, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit today. I originally went to Masson mills for the soft play but was intrigued by the signs to the museum. The demonstration of the machines was fascinating. The museum was good and I left wanting to know more about the cotton industry in this area.

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