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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

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Address: Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock 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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The prime reason for visiting was the museum, this we found excellent. I have read a few reviews that were disappointed with the information available, which I can understand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum with working exhibits, can see it just as it was when in full use, although fortunately quieter and less dusty. Enthusiastic volunteers and adjacent to parking, food and variety of shops

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The prime reason for visiting was the museum, this we found excellent. I have read a few reviews that were disappointed with the information available, which I can understand, this fact didn't bother me us as we had a good understanding on the textile industry and I have got a tongue in my mouth that allows me to speak and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visited after an afternoon in Matlock Bath. There is a sharp turn in to the car park and a small charge. This was refunded when we made a purchase. Lovely old building to look round and shops on three floors. Didn't really give ourselves time to have a good look round and there was a coffee shop too so we... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This museum has a large range of textile manufacturing equipment but falls down badly in that there is little information on the use of the machinery. There are also very few staff about and I had to look for someone to pay. Worth a visit to see the machines but try and get there for a demonstration as this will... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum was just about OK. Impressive array of machienery and bobbins. You do really need to suuply more printed information in either leaflet form, or in better arranged information boards. It really is a cop-out just to say that you don't want to do this because you might spoil the authentic atmopsphere!!! You also have to gulp down disappointment... More 

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hampshire
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a good time exploring this mill museum. We spent about 20 mins looking at the shops but we were only really interested in the museum. You pay £1.50 for 2 hours of car parking and get 75p off goods in the shop - we bought sweets for the drive home! The museum is £3 adult, £2 children, family... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We fortunately went on the guided talk. Without this, the museum would certainly be difficult to engage with well. There are code scans for smart phones, but not in all places, and the layout is a bit chaotic. It feels like a museum that needs some more staff (we waited over 15 minutes at the entrance until someone would take... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a very interesting museum of textile production and the wonderful machines that were employed. Bobbin winders and looms , balebreakers and more. The industry spawned a dictionary of wonderful names. But to understand it fully it take the tour (30minutes) when so much is clearly explained about looms,shuttles and Jaquard Machines and the miserable and dangerous working practices... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wish I could have done the mill tour but being disabled it was not possible. That's not a complaint as I know it's a working mill. Really enjoyed the rest of my visit. As I'm normally a non-shopper I managed to open my purse on a number of occasions, well done Masson Mills. Mum and I had an afternoon tea,... More 

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cambridgeshire
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Loved the whole experience of the mills. It was so informative. If you are in the area and have never been to a mill before this is a must.

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Additional Information about Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Address: Address: Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 581001
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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