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New Mills Heritage and Information Centre

Rock Mill Lane, New Mills SK22 3BN, England
+44 1663 746904
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very informative and friendly

Being new to the area they were helpful in helping us plan a route to walk locally and had an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travellingwomabt
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Friendly, helpful & ideally located

We visited New Mills purely as a result of finding two walk leaflets in our cottage and so glad we... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
SwindonWiltsMike
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Swindon Wilts
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The Heritage and Information Centre is housed in the centre of New Mills and is an excellent source of current and historical information about New Mills and the surrounding area. The centre is an ideal starting point for many walks for all capabilities with many free walk leaflets and maps available. Inside the centre you will also find a well stocked cafe and very helpful knowledgeable volunteers.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“ice age” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rock Mill Lane, New Mills SK22 3BN, England
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+44 1663 746904
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"local history"
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"ice age"
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"local area"
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"industrial history"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being new to the area they were helpful in helping us plan a route to walk locally and had an excellent range of leaflets and maps for future visits. Quite a contrast to Glossop Town Hall which no longer have a Tourist Info and most...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We visited New Mills purely as a result of finding two walk leaflets in our cottage and so glad we did... We found the Centre to be the ideal start point some lovely walks; Goytside Meadows, the bridges trail and the Torrs Trail. When we...More

1  Thank SwindonWiltsMike
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This Heritage Centre is a fascinating little place filled to the brim with history of the quaint town of New Mills. Having lived in New Mills all my family it's so interesting to read the background of the town I call home. The volunteer staff...More

2  Thank Natalie W
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Having lived in New Mills 1952-68 went back to see how it had changed, Though tucked away Heritage Centre full of information with helpful volunteers on Bank Holiday Monday providing detail of Millenium Walk that as a child area was no go!

1  Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

New Mills Heritage and Information Centre is owned by New Mills Town Council and is housed in several rooms on the ground floor of a converted building in Rock Mill Lane. The Centre was established in 1989 and has over 12,000 visitors a year. It...More

1  Thank johnretroreload
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Staffed entirely by volunteers this excellent Heritage Centre gives a detailed account of the history of the mills and the harsh working conditions that employees including children had to endure. You can switch the different lights on the map of...More

2  Thank John B
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I really don't do museum-type attractions, but this was excellent. Staffed by friendly people, all about the history of the area rather than selling you something, it was very enjoyable. This history of the Torrs from the ice age is very interesting, and the model...More

3  Thank HelloElHierro
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Really interesting local history displays and jam-packed with leaflets and information about the local area, what to see and visit. Free of charge with its own little cafe, all run by local volunteers, and right by the top of the path to the Millennium walkway...More

3  Thank Graham C
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The Heritage Centre is a great place to visit and a must for locals and visitors! The staff are volunteers and so kind and friendly. It is such a welcoming, accepting place and a mine of local information.

3  Thank caflar
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The area is well worth a visit and the Information Centre should be your starting off point, before wandering down the path to the Torrs and walking along the Millennium Walkway. There are some decent cafes in the town, but the pubs aren't up to...More

1  Thank CFC1899
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