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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Derby Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: "Step back in time" in the Working Textile Museum at Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson Mills,the finest surviving and best preserved... more » Owner description: "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. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Do not confided this place if in a motorhome. Car Park run by idiots. Block half road off - presumably to make it easier for them - which leaves no room to maneuver around their little hut. This is bad enough in a car, but in a motorhome is completely impossible. They did, reluctantly, move their obstructions - just enough... More

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Kingston upon Hull
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited Masson Mill yesterday , greatly disappointed after all it is only a shopping complex with a weaving exhibition as a very small part of it, the demonstration is well worth the visit but you can keep the shop.

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Hornsea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited Masson Mills for the first time last week. The museum with the working looms was fascinating and the view of the weir was well worth a look. The discount shopping outlet attached to it had a huge range of goods and all the staff in each department were really helpful and friendly (as were the car park staff). Great... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited the mill and. Was lucky this coincided with the mill demonstration time. It was great to see and hear the machines working and the information given was clear and informative. It may be easier to understand if the processes were shown in a more logical order.Great price at £3. Would have been nice to have found out a little... More

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lincolnshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited the mill after seeing a leaflet at the Derbyshire hotel. Was not expecting such an informative step back in time. There are guided tours at 11 and 3. The entrance for adults was £3, money well spent! The mill shop was nothing special, however the staff were all very friendly. Parking very good value, considering you get half... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was well set up but fairly empty and not much really open for people to see and do. Good antique shop. Cafe had a queue (everyone there was in it!) Needs some info boards and benches.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited on a Sunday and were treated to a well informed tour of the mill machines and the work of the former mill on this site. It was great to have someone so knowledgeable and approachable to show us round and answer question from a small group of about 10 visitors. Having visited this area several times before we... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Looking at some of the negative comments on here about the museum, it's a pity they didn't read the signs and check the 'working demonstration' times, then the visit would have been worthwhile. The staff running the museum are dedicated to what they do and will explain most questions. the small entry fees go a long way in helping the... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

had to pay to park. the goods were very expensive. it was very warm in the building, therefore unpleasant to shop.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is great for shopping and the restaurant but the museum is a scary place and made me scared so I wasn't sure of it but others might be different

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