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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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had high hopes of visiting this attraction after reading other reviews. Sadly I was very disappointed. The rooms we saw held plenty of machinery akin to the cotton processes but sadly no information. There were QR barcodes dotted here and there but to those of us who don't happen to have a smart phone, then these aids proved worthless.... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Felt like i had stepped into the past , as though the workers had just gone home and left the mill for the night. Genuine machines from the industrial revolution , displayed almost casually to great effect . And don't miss the fabulous view of the Weir and Derwent which still powers the place . Great for kid studying this... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

One of the most fascinating working museums we have visited in a long while. Everything was fully explained by the helpful staff. Mill live must have been really tough, even at Masson which would have been one of the better equipped mills in the area when it first opened. If holidaying in the Derbyshire Dales, a visit here is highly... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Parking explained in other reviews but the guys manning the car park were very helpful and explained how to claim the £1 back (and gave us a voucher for 50p each off entry to the museum). The museum entrance fee was very cheap anyway £6 for two adults normally. Being IT geeks we loved that a museum detailing mill life... More 

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