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“Well worth a couple of hours of your time.”

David Mellor Visitor Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe - all on the same site. Just outside Hathersage in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, they provide a uniquely stimulating and enjoyable day out in the Peak District National Park.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

First visit. Impressive circular building housing the production area. Super tea shop/cafe with fresh salads and sandwiches. Did not realise he had designed so much other than cuttlery. Traffic lights, street furniture, bus shelters to name but a few. Trips around the 'factory' are available at specific times. Nicely laid out gift shop with fascinating designs. had to check on what some of the items were used for in a kitchen....education somewhat lacking but wife soon put me on the right track.

1  Thank keithfryan
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"traffic lights"
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"for sale"
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"the kitchen"
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"bus shelter"
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"worth a visit"
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"design museum"
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"coffee shop"
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"interesting place"
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"cutlery set"
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"factory tour"
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"beautiful shop"
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"post box"
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"by chance"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

There is nothing at all to dislike about any part of David Mellor's museum, factory, shop and restaurant. The entire experience is amazing. With particular reference to the restaurant, it is still just as amazing as it has been since opening. The food is fit for a queen (or king) and would put some things I've experienced in Selfridges' restaurant to shame. The service is the bee's knees - and what makes it so great is that the staff manage to treat everyone as though they are family whilst still keeping on the professional side of familiarity. The prices are really very low for what you get, which makes it exceptionally good value for money. It's just fantastic!

Thank DerbyshireNGS
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Had tea and cakes. Well actually Bakewell pudding and clotted cream. Yummy. Service can be erratic but the actual goodies are very tasty.
Shop id divine, So much beautiful kitchen ware...
Would recommend

Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This place was interesting to come and visit and look around to see the fabulous kitchen gear that is available for sale. You could spend a fortune here so beware. The work shop wasn't open till later so we moved on. It is amazing what other thing that David Mellor has invented or designed. Worth a visit if you are driving by.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I've never failed to come away from David Mellor without some treasures in a bag. They make the most wonderful cook's knives for a start. Ever since I became the proud owner of a carving knife some years ago, I've been adding to my culinary weapons at every visit because the steel takes a wicked edge. At Christmas they hand out glasses of hot spiced wine and it's a marvellous place to buy presents as well as stock your kitchen with designer goodies. There's a select range of oven-proof ceramics from well established craftsman potters like John Leach and the shelves are full of beautiful porcelain and glassware. Mellor cutlery and historic examples of their designs line the walls and the place has a lovely tranquil atmosphere, tucked away in the hills. The cafe is very pleasant and parking is easy.

Thank Falconette
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