Address: Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills, Working Textile Museum, Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3PY
Phone Number: 01629 581001
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills is a cotton mill dating from the late 1700s with a working textile museum next to the river Derwent near Matlock Bath.
The museum contains a collection of historic textile machinery with some of it dating from the 18th century. Machines include looms, winders, spinning machines, knitting machines, cotton doubling machines and ‘The Devil’. There are also many other original mill artefacts to see including a collection of bobbins. Areas to view include the overseer’s office, the doubling room, the weaving shed, the spinning and carding room, the mechanics workshop, the bobbin room, the boiler room, the turbine house, the engine house, the weir and the waterwheel pit. There are daily machinery demonstrations running from 11am to 2pm (12pm to 2pm on Sundays). Guided tours available for an extra fee. There is also a shopping village on the site which is all indoors over 5 floors and features 60 retail outlets.
- Car parking.
- Shopping village open daily from 10am (11am on Sunday).
- The Derwent restaurant serves hot meals, cream teas, afternoon teas, snacks, drinks and proper coffee.
- Picnic area.
Open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday during January to November.
Before you start your journey to Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.