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“Museum is well worth a visit”

Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills
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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.
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited the museum rather than the shops. Well worth attending one of the demonstrations as most of the mill machinery is demonstrated working. Demonstration itself takes about 30 minutes and there is a self guided tour round the rest of the museum, including the boiler room but sadly not the engine / engine house or turbine house.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Using one of Awkwright's old mills this is a shopping experience with a difference. Edinburgh woollen mill and Pringle is sold here, along with a golf shop, shoe shop, bedding shop, arts and crafts shop, bits and bobs shop, one selling a very good selection of selected whiskies and local beers and do make a visit to the Cosa Coffee shop where you can sit and admire the views of the river rushing past.
You can also step back in time and see how they used the mill and even buy old bobbins and shuttles. The creaky floorboards and architecture add to the ambience.
Well worth a visit

1  Thank Tracycymru
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Food at the cafe was homemade and very good.
All little craft shops nice, people were helpful and good to listen to.

Thank coolesue
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Went here just for the morning, we had a look round the museum, no one around however all the machines on show! Brought some history alive for my eight year old. There were links to a web site to give more info (QR codes), which was helpful. Listened to a Poem.

Also went shopping and had a cuppa in the other part of the mill. Seemed to be catering to an older clientele, however my eight year old loved the craft shop!

1  Thank LisaUK442
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

There is a shopping centre with a museum. Good cafe. The musuem is very small but lots of old machinery and there is a weaving demonstration. Go if you are in the area.

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