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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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Interesting building and museum

We basically visited to see the building and the museum - both of which were interesting. Overall... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan M
Wetherby, United Kingdom
A curious combination...

It's not that clear from outside exactly what is held inside this building. The car park is just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Derby, 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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We basically visited to see the building and the museum - both of which were interesting. Overall we were disappointed as the shopping experience spoilt the overall effect and was relatively poor.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's not that clear from outside exactly what is held inside this building. The car park is just next to the mill and worth using although other parking is available in Cromford. Entering from the pavement involves steps upwards but a chair lift is nearby....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finding these outlets everywhere but have to say we enjoyed our trip. It was interesting to find out more about the history of this former mill & of Mr Arkwright himself. The restaurant was also very good.

Thank 55RonaH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this - especially the demonstration (don't miss it) given by a most knowledgable guide. Be warned - three looms were set in motion and that was loud enough, no wonder most of the workers became deaf when a whole roomful were clattering away...More

Thank Kath-Howard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Shopping Centre and noticed the Museum on our way to looking for Cromford Mill. We came back the next day to visit the Museum and we were so glad we did. After having lunch in the cafe we visited the Museum at...More

1  Thank Horshamdeano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value at £3 for 45mins. Make sure you see the working demonstration. The guides are very knowledgeable and the working machinery is incredible to experience. Best value attraction in town

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cracking little place, it really is. It is £3 per adult and £2 per child (From 5 to 16) However a family ticket costs £6.50 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Make sure you listen to the machinery demonstation talk,...More

1  Thank Rakester1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant insight into the way people worked in the Nineteenth Century. The working looms were a masterpiece of engineering, definitely well worth waiting to see these in action, and it gives a feel for how the unfortunate workers spent their short lives making the Mill...More

1  Thank Richie2uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT MISS the talk and demonstration of the textile mills - great to the see 100+ year old machines being tended and operated.

1  Thank Laksa42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes,you have to time your view to coincide with the demonstration of the looms in action......the talk is good and informative but the stars of the visit are the machines! Just listening to the cacophony of sound from just one machine is shattering to our...More

1  Thank NotLordPercy
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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