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Sir Richard Arkwright's MASSON MILLS
Gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Mon – Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Closed Easter Sunday and throughout December.
(January times vary, please enquire before visiting)
11am and 2pm in the Weaving Shed
(Sun 12 noon and 2pm) (times subject to availability)
MUSEUM ADMISSION CHARGES
Family (2 Ads + up to 3 Children)
Pre-booked Groups and Schools
£2.50 per person
PLUS: Guide fee of £10 applicable for groups only
(Accompanying teachers and group leaders free)
All prices include VAT
Visitors may self-guide
(without guide and without pre-booking).
Alternatively, guided tours can be pre-booked and tailored to requirements.
Tour duration c. 45 mins
Tel/Fax +44 (0)1629 581001
Disabled access available
Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
Masson Mills Weaving Shed
Masson Mills Bobbin Room
Masson Mills house a fascinating collection of authentic historic textile machinery dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In 2010 the collection was described as “possibly the UK’s finest collection of working textile machines” and includes machinery originally from Masson Mills, along with a large collection of other items and artefacts from textile mills all over Britain.
What Was It Like To Work In An 18th Century Cotton Mill?
Visitors to the museum can experience the genuine atmosphere of a working 18th century cotton mill in the original 1783 Masson Mill – the sights, the smells and the sounds are authentic and evocative. At Masson Mills there is a palpable sense of the continuity of enterprise. After “clocking in” with their entrance tickets, visitors “step back in time” on entering the old mill. Here they can see and appreciate Sir Richard Arkwright’s Legacy of over 200 years of industrial history.
The collection includes, amongst many other items:
Masson Mills Doubling Room
© Masson Mills