Explore our extensive collection of historic textile machinery within Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 water powered cotton spinning mill.

ONE DAY CLOSURE

SATURDAY 8th June: Visitor Centre & Textile Museum will be closed.

24th- 26th JUNE: MUSEUM CLOSURE

Monday 24th June, Tuesday 25th June & Wednesday 26th June the museum will be closed for maintenance work.  

GUIDED TOUR: EXTRA DATES

TUESDAY 11th JUNE: Guided Tour 1:30

TUESDAY 13th AUGUST: Guided Tour 1:30

‘BALE TO BOBBIN’
self guided

FROM 3rd JUNE: 


MONDAY, TUESDAY,

 WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY

11am-3:30pm

(last entry 3pm)


THURSDAY & FRIDAY

11am-1pm

(last entry 12:30pm)


ADULTS £6.50

UNDER 16s £4.50

UNDER 5s FREE


BOOKING NOT REQUIRED



Explore our extensive collection of heritage textile machinery at your own pace on a self-guided visit to the Weaving Shed, Doubling Room, Victorian Workshop & Bobbin Room all within Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 cotton spinning mill.

Discover the heritage machinery that industrially revolutionised the processing of raw cotton into spun yarn and woven fabric.

Including regular weaving and doubling machinery demonstrations. 

public guided tourS

FROM 3rd JUNE: 







THURSDAY & FRIDAY

1:30pm

(approx 1.5 hours)


ADULTS £11

UNDER 16s £6.50

UNDER 5s FREE


BOOKING RECOMMENDED



Clock in to your shift at Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 water powered cotton spinning mill and experience the working environment of a historic textile mill.

Discover the heritage machinery that industrially revolutionised the processing of raw cotton into spun yarn and woven fabric.

We shall guide you through the Weaving Shed, Doubling Room, Victorian Workshop, Bobbin Room, outside to the former water wheel location, current hydro electric turbines and around to the weir with its stunning views of the Derwent Valley.

See how the machines were powered by water using line shafting and discover how the machines operate with doubling and weaving demonstrations.

Follow the Mills’ journey into steam power in the Boiler House and experience the 1884 W&J Yates cross compound steam engine in operation.

private guided tours

BY APPOINTMENT


10 PEOPLE +


10% GROUP DISCOUNT ON

STANDARD GUIDED

TOUR


ALTERNATIVE TOURS &

DURATIONS AVAILABLE ON

REQUEST








Private tours can be fully tailored to you group requirements.

Pre or post tour food & drink packages

Photography club packages

Workshops: Hand sewing & hand weaving


Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our visitors say:

”Kevin’s tour is a fascinating insight into such an important part of British industrial history and engineering. Worth every penny and you have the chance to buy cotton twine or a piece of fabric woven there.”

Elizabeth B

Google Reviews

”Fantastic experience. A real insight into industrial progress. Anyone interested in history would love it.”



stellafreemansmith

Tripadvisor

CONTACT US

01629 581 001

info@massonmills.co.uk

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