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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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Interesting and good value

For what is a very cheap entrance fee, there are a lot of interesting things to look like in the mill. Strongly recommend having a smart phone with QR reader as this is how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We called here as the description sounded so interesting. It was a GREAT pity that so many areas were closed. Very disappointing!

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I live locally so visit Masson mill every few months just to have a browse and always find the cafe and staff throughout good so with the new play area I thought this would be an added bonus...how wrong I was!! The lady manning the area was very unfriendly and unapproachable and there was that many rules and signs on... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here last Tuesday. It is a bit like Clearys department store (that was) in Dublin with lots of good quality clothes on offer and a huge selection of shoes, very well displayed and on sale. It also has knick knacks on the same floor as the restaurant. However the restaurant was extreemly difficult to get to or even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For what is a very cheap entrance fee, there are a lot of interesting things to look like in the mill. Strongly recommend having a smart phone with QR reader as this is how information is presented with only a few information boards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have an almost six year old and 3 month old and we normally use Masson Mills for buying gifts and taking Grandparents for lunch. On a drive past we saw a sign for an indoor play area so we thought we would give it a go. It was brand new and we had it almost to ourselves. It was... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic museum with a great person who gave us the guided tour....brilliant watching the live demonstration of three working looms. It really brought home the conditions of working 12hrs a day in such noise and dangerous dust and bits of cotton fibres floating in the air as workers breathed them in. You could imagine how life was for children as... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoyed a shopping expedition here as well as reading about Sir Richard Arkwright. This whets the appetite to visit his other mills in the area. There are numerous shopping outlets over several floors offering a plethora of goods, and lots of interesting details about Arkwright and his legacy for Cromford. Finally we relaxed in the spacious café enjoying coffee... More 

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went with friends to see the working cotton mill at this museum. Andrew was our guide, and there was nothing he didnt know about the mill as his parents had both worked there. He enthused about the work there, and filled us in on every detail. Then he ran the machines and we watched some fabric being produced. A wonderful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had hoped to find a large outlet centre and an interesting museum. However, this really appeared to be a large department store. The shopping area didn't take up all the space in the mill. We found the children's play area to really only be suitable for very young children. It looked too young for a six year old. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Only £3 to get in and if you time it right you get to see the machines working and very informative talk by the guide. Certainly makes you realise how lucky we are these days not to work in such environments!

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Additional Information about Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

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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