Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills
Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson Mills on the River Derwent at Matlock Bath are the finest and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton mill. The Masson Mill pattern of design was influential in nascent British and American cotton mill construction. Working Textile Museum with authentic historic working machinery illustrating Arkwright's Legacy. Gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Heritage site, Industrial heritage site
Every Day except Christmas and Easter Day.
Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00, Sat 11.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-16.00
Closed: Christmas Day and Easter Day
Child (5-16): £1.50
School Groups: £1.00 per child
Adult Groups(30+): £2.00 per person
Eclectic private collection of historic working textile machinery housed within the authentic setting of Sir Richard Arkwright's 1783 showpiece Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The collection contains diverse items from the British textile industry from its foundations in the late 18th century and illustrates the Legacy of Sir Richard Arkwright. Antique machinery can be seen working, spinning yarn and weaving cloth on the premises.
Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Richard Arkwright
- Sir Richard Arkwright
- Masson Mill
- Cromford Mill
- textile history
- textile machinery
- Lancashire looms
- cotton industry
- industrial history
- economic history