Masson Mills

historic interest
A cotton doubling machine in the museum
A cotton doubling machine in the museum
The Masson Mills, sited on the River Derwent at Matlock Bath are Sir Richard Arkwright's masterpiece, a magnificent example of an early cotton mill - the main part was constructed in 1783.

The mill closed as recently as 1991 and has been converted into a shopping village, with exhibition and conference centre, but it also has a working textile museum.

If you are at all interested in the history of the local cotton industry then the museum is extensive and extremely interesting, with a wide range of machinery of all shapes and sizes. Much of it was from the Masson Mill and is still in working order, with working demonstrations taking place.

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Cotton Doubling machine at Masson Mills
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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK295576

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How to get there

By Road:
the Masson Mills lie on the A6 between Matlock Bath and Cromford.

By Bus: The Trans-Peak bus (Nottingham to Buxton via Derby) goes past the mill, with an hourly service.

By Train: The Mills are a walk of about 1km from Matlock Bath station, which has a regular service from Derby.
When is it open?

Open daily, Mon-Sat 10.00 - 16.00, Sun 11.00 -16.00. Closed December and Christmas Day and Easter Sunday
What does it cost?

Adult £3.00, Child (5-16) £2.00, Family £6.50, Concessions £2.50.

School Groups £2.50 per child with accompanying adults free.

Adult Groups (10+ minimum) £2.50 per person. Booking required for groups and guided tours.

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening


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