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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

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Address: Derby Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3PY, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 581001
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Description: "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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Pleasant Shopping Expierience

This building has been given a new lease of life for retail outlets. It offers a wealth of merchandise under one roof within a beautiful old textile factory set along side the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This building has been given a new lease of life for retail outlets. It offers a wealth of merchandise under one roof within a beautiful old textile factory set along side the river.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Various outlets set over three floors of the Masson Mills complex, really enjoyed browsing the Real Ale and Whiskey Shop and the Sweet Emporium.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's nice to go here once a year. Go anymore often and I would be quite bored as it doesn't seem to change much. It's annoying that your charged for parking but I do understand why they do it. The coffee shop is quite nice. The rest of the place feels like its aimed at the over 40's and could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went here last week with ny mum and dad its literally just down the road we hadn't been in ages so we thought we would go. I still love to go now I used to go alot with my grandparents wheb I was little. The shops where really nice (expensive) and the staff were lovely and welcoming. The only... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to visit if the weathers not great.the shops dont have a big selection,more for the older generation,but the cafe has a great choice of food at good prices.we found the museum very interesting and the guy doing the demonstration was very knowledgable.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As a young couple we decided to go to this place after been told about how good it was and how the cafe was really nice. As soon as we entered we was faced by clothes which i would not mind if they had a good selection but it was all aimed for outdoors / older generation. Going down to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Your first stop is the car parking kiosk......the officials pounce on you and ask how long you want to park, how do you before you've been in the Mill and seen what's on offer! Glad we only had an hour......to be fair you can offset 50p against any purchase. There are four floors of goods, mainly at uncompetitive prices........two floors... More 

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sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We recently visited the mill what a lovely place it is 4 floors of great bargains Give it a try you won't be disappointed .

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Felt like an old fashioned department store inside, historic building, extremely friendly and helpful staff - the best we met in the area, very busy with people buying xmas presents - you could find something for everyone here! Carpark seemed very tight but the staff were helpful. A lovely visit from spain on a rainy day. If you are on... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Variety of household, fancy goods, gifts etc. and lovely café with friendly staff. Easy to find and good parking, with money back when you spend in store.

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