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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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This was the site of one of Arkwright's cotton mills which has been transformed into a shopping... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter H
Fife, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

This is a little unknown ex working mill, located in Matlock. Spread over several floor with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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"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...more
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Masson Mills Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PY, England
+44 1629 581001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the site of one of Arkwright's cotton mills which has been transformed into a shopping experience set out over 3 floors with a good selection of 'Mill type' clothing and shoes etc plus the obligatory café. The highlight for me has to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a little unknown ex working mill, located in Matlock. Spread over several floor with branded names shopping outlets, museum, children's area and restaurant. There is ample parking at reasonable / refundable charges. A great way to do a little shopping, visit the heritage...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited on a Sunday whilst it was raining! I wanted to visit the Mason Mills shopping there and that's when we stumbled on the museum part. Except it's not really a museum, it's as though time has stood still. We don't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were so friendly from the member of staff overseeing parking through to the sales assistant on Pavers. She was so good I brought an extra pair of boots! The range of goods available is vast. Definately worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sandrea M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this a rather disappointing building. Not visibly attractive at all, made of red brick. Expected something far more impressive, this and the nearby village is not a patch of Saltaire. The outside is also tarnished with garish 50% off sale signs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit. interesting to see working machinery in the mill. all accessable for wheelchairs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times now as it is very well appointed with a good range of shops. Pavers, EWM to name a couple. Also Austin Reed which is great for tailored shirts etc. Weird fish, Old Guys Rule and Lambretta clothes also sold....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum with my parents who loved the tour and said it brought back amazing memories. Good to it guide very informative and patient with my mum asking questions .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Freddy51r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place by accident but were drawn to the beauty of the building and what it offered. On arrival we found the cafe and enjoyed a delicious and great value breakfast. Mu husband then joined the tour around the working mill whilst...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louisa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matlock Bath is well worth a visit with charming shops, the River Derwent running through, The Heights of Abraham (amazing) and be sure to visit Masson Mill possible the finest surviving cotton mill in the world. Be sure to take the machinery demonstration the noise...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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7 November 2016|
Response from Masson M | Property representative |
Parking is £1 for an hour and you get a 50p voucher to use in the shopping village.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
No, only guide dogs. This is a collection of shops set over a number of floors. Plenty of walks around the area - Cromford Mill is further up the valley and has plenty of areas to walk with dogs and a lovely canal to walk... More
5 September 2016|
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Response from ChristopherR936 | Reviewed this property |
1 to 2 hours max