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“full of history and onformation”

New Mills Heritage & Information Centre
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in New Mills
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Owner description: OPENING TIMESTuesday – Friday 10.30am – 4pmSaturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm (4.30 BST)The Centre is housed in a converted stone building situated behind the bus terminal in the centre of New Mills, nearby is the central railway station (Manchester to Sheffield line) and ¾ of a mile away is Newtown railway station (Manchester to Buxton line).In the centre we have the museum which tells the story of New Mills, there is an amazing model of New Mills showing the mills and the construction of the bridges near the end of the 19th century. There is also a direct link to Torrs Hydro showing current power statistics and other information about the countries first community owned and managed Hydro scheme.We have a small shop which sells New Mills gifts, local guides & maps, travel information publications, local history publications, cards, postcards and much more. We also sell hot & cold drinks and a selection of snacks which can be enjoyed in our café, where we regularly display artwork from local artists, or outside in the courtyard. The centre is fully accessible to the disabled and we have toilet and baby changing facilities. Dogs are welcome.A viewing platform gives a spectacular view over ‘The Torrs’, a dramatic gorge below the Town, and the Millennium Walkway.The Torrs ‘the park under the town’ provides access to an area of natural beauty which includes mills and the ruined foundations of mills and weirs lying in the bottom of the gorges which were attracted to the site at the end of the 18th century by the water power potential.The Torrs path links with the Sett Valley Trail along the old railway track to Hayfield and the Goyt Way, a long distance route linking the Manchester conurbation with the Goyt Valley and the Peak District National Park
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“full of history and onformation”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Details the history of New Mills and is very interesting. Staff are full of knowledge and willing to share and give advice on the area and local walks.

Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,155 reviews
296 attraction reviews
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“A small but excellent Museum”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Well worth a visit.See the history of New Mills.Lots of public transport information plus you can buy rover tickets,Derbyshire Wayfarer and the Greater Manchester Wayfarer.
Tea coffee and soft drinks on sale.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Little gem”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Went for a walk round the Torrs and millennium bridge and we decided to call in for a drink. It's really interesting lots if local info and facts. Helpful staff.

Visited August 2013
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Derbyshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Heritage info on the area”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Lovely staff and good presents. It contains lots of information about the local area and places to visit.

Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Super”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Great place for taking in some true history of New Mills and the local areas, interactive for children with the model view of new MILLS in its hey day, with a miniature cave system and all the books, stories, walks, cycle routes and gifts you need for someone who has a keen interest in the area, fab!

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