Explore, meet, relax

A commercial cotton spinning mill until 1991 and now home to a working textile museum, visitor centre, offices and meeting and event spaces.

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

Historic, unique and environmentally conscious destination to meet, socialise & exhibit.

Enjoy fresh barista coffee, locally sourced cakes and a textile themed gift shop. Purchase string and woven fabric made in our museum.

Net Zero Electricity

Masson Mills is powered
by sustainable
hydro electric power generated on site.

Masson Mills was built by Sir Richard Arkwright in 1783 to utilise the water power of the River Derwent for the mass production of spun cotton. The entire site is still powered by the River Derwent today producing renewable energy via hydro electric turbines.


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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