Choose our unique & historic venue for your next event

Masson Mills’ original 1783 mill is a Grade II* listed water-powered cotton mill built by Sir Richard Arkwright at the forefront of the industrial revolution. Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the 1783 mill offers a historical, unique and environmentally conscious destination for private and public events, special occasions, exhibitions, meetings, conferences and corporate events. The recently renovated events suites offer versatile spaces with flexible layouts, refreshment and catering packages, fast Wi-Fi and AV equipment; all with stunning views of the river and surrounding valley. Masson Mills continues to be powered by the River Derwent today, utilising sustainable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric turbines.

What we have to offer

Varied & flexible spaces, accessible facilities, on-site car parking, excellent public transport links and more…


Flexible room arrangements (meeting, theatre, banquet, classroom, cabaret and more)

Refreshment & catering packages

Wifi, projectors & PA systems

Recycling waste bins

Guided tours of the Textile Museum available by request

Our Events Manager will tailor your event to your individual requirements and budget

All group sizes welcome


Ramp & lift access              

Fully accessible toilet facilities        

Accessible parking & drop off point

Coach drop off point & parking

On site car park with capacity for 150 vehicles

Less than one mile from both Cromford and Matlock Bath train stations on the Derwent Valley line

Bus stop directly outside connecting Derby, Belper, Wirksworth and Chesterfield


The site is powered by hydroelectricity generated by the River Derwent

Easily accessible public transport links

Fairtrade and recycled/ recyclable products used wherever possible

Waste generated on site is recycled

Masson Mills is the trading name of Needles And Haystacks Ltd a company registered in England under company registration number 13177444 and whose registered office is situated at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills, 41 Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England, DE4 3PY and whose VAT number is 406593980