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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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Organised tour

Seven of us were given a really interesting tour of this fascinating historic mill. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sunloversLincoln_UK
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Lincoln, UK
A collection of antique shops and others with a quirky feel

A collection of shops in a former mill selling a selection of goods ranging from antiques through... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hartington-Smythe
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Southampton, 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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
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+44 1629 581001
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"shopping centre"
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"working machinery"
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"self guided tour"
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"industrial revolution"
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"cotton mill"
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"several floors"
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"old mill"
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"car park"
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"interesting building"
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"lower floor"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seven of us were given a really interesting tour of this fascinating historic mill. The exhibits, some of which were working, were brilliant. Well worth a visit!

Thank sunloversLincoln_UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A collection of shops in a former mill selling a selection of goods ranging from antiques through to more modern and new items. For me there was nothing out of the ordinary and in my view nothing to write home about. The only good thing...More

Thank Hartington-Smythe
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Essentially an old Mill building converted into a multi retail outlet, containing a diverse range of products. There are 4 floors of retail space and a Cafe on the lowest floor with tasty fare and reasonable prices. Items sold range from; clothes, to outdoor clothing,...More

Thank Ivan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally found this wasn’t worth the visit, having to pay for parking as well as an entrance fee.

Thank Ron P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best history lesson ever! The story was told in such a way that it will be forever remembered. If you're the slightest bit interested in industrial history this is a site not to be missed.

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Usual range of shops selling nick-nacks, souvenirs and jams with little hats on. Edinburgh woollen mills makes a ubiquitous appearance. But do have some of the delicious sticky cakes served in the coffee shop!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Exceptional place to visit, full of working machines it’s nice to see that so many pieces of history are still around today. There are car parking charges but very reasonable, it only cost £3 to enter the mill worth every penny.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

When you think Industrial Revolution, you often don't give a thought to its source. It was the mills of Derwent Valley, most owned by Sir Richard Arkwright. There was money to be made in the fast production of cotton, if only it could be done....More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A quick trip here and had a good time. Paviers shoes and klass and roman clothes were here. Staff pleasant.

Thank chickpea53
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Never been in a cotton mill before so very interesting. Tour guide was very good and brilliant seeing the machines working.

Thank Susan G
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angelakm2015
7 November 2016|
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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.
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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
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Suziowhelan
6 September 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max
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