Sir Richard Arkwright's
Showpiece Masson Mills 1783

Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 Masson Mills at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England, are the finest surviving and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton mill. Working textile museum illustrating Arkwright’s legacy. Conference centre and onsite parking facilities.

Masson Mills Working Textile Museum will be closed for the foreseeable future due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Our policy is to adhere to all guidance issued by Public Health England and the decision to close the museum has been made in the interests of public safety and the safety of our staff.

We will post a notice on this website when the museum re-opens.

Sir Richard Arkwright and Masson Mills

Arkwright built his first mill in Nottingham in 1769. At the height of his entrepreneurial power in 1783 he built his showpiece Masson Mills....

Masson Mills Conference Centre

Hold a greener conference at Masson Mills using renewable hydroelectricity produced onsite. Rooms from 20 to 150. Free supervised parking....

Masson Mills Working Textile Museum

Masson Mills house a collection of historic working textile machinery producing yarn and cloth, keeping Arkwright'a legacy alive....