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“Interesting Museum”

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 9 April 2014

We visited Masson Mills on a very wet Monday, mainly to get out of the rain for a while! It proved to be an interesting and informative visit. We were lucky to arrive in the museum just in time to see a demonstration of the various (very noisy) machines and hear how the mill would have worked in 1783. The guide was very knowledgeable and pitched his talk at the right level for both children and adults. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Have been here lots of times but finally brought a visitor and so did the museum plus guide. Really worth doing. Learnt a lot ( wrap up warm for the museum part) shopping is on four levels varied and good value. Later eat in the restaurant, it's fast service, home cooked food and great value. Perfect place to take visitors especially on a rainy day in Derbyshire.

Thank Eve C
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We did the self-guided tour and were amazed at all the machinery. Gives an insight into how things used to be. Quite incredible. We will go back and do the guided tour when machinery is working.

2  Thank Alan L
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Masson_Mills_Museum, Owner at Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum. You don't need to take a guided tour to see the machinery demonstrations. They take place every day, Mon-Sat 11am and 2pm (Suns 12noon and 2pm) in the Weaving Shed and you can "Just Turn Up" with no need to book and no need for a guide. The antique working machinery gives you the authentic experience of a working cotton mill, so we hope you'll visit again at one of the above times.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

A very interesting shopping experience and a little different with history meeting retail therapy. As the venue holds a museum as well as allowing you to shop and eat/drink. The entrance fee for the car-park is £3.00 where there is plenty to choose from on numerous floors. Each floor of the parking has a lift taking you up to the retail outlet. So it is ideal for able bodied and disabled people. The goods to buy are reasonably priced and there are some good deals to be had e.g 2 box sets of dvd's 4 in each cost £4.00 if this gives you an idea. The clothing is good quality with various styles including names such as weird fish (this is a brand name for men). I certainly could have spent a lot while I was there, household, clothes, toys, etc. The restaurant / cafe is clean with lots of choice for adults and children. Overall a good day out you can spend many hours here and it is all undercover.

Thank Teresa J
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Good selection of shops in this former mill .Stopped here on way to our holidays in Staffordshire.Chance to have lunch and have a look round .We would recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

1  Thank Mavis W
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