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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Address: Derby Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3PY, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 581001
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: "Step back in time" in the Working Textile Museum at Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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matlock
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25 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Several floors of shopping and a cafe. Some of it was interesting, some was boring. Mostly things you don't really need. One staff member was a bit off when we asked where we could pay for some items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a lovely day our group had at Masson Mills on Tuesday. The staff were all friendly and helpful and Kevin gave an excellent guided tour. Many thanks to you all.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley Mills prides itself as a cradle of the — so called — Industrial Revolution. The river and surrounding areas containing a large collection of 18th and early 19th century cotton mills which inspired organisational and architectural models for many other mills across the north of England. Masson Mill near Cromford, in spite of its industrial... More 

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