Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills were established in 1783 and in continuous use until 1991. Today you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age when you visit the working textile museum.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
Find out more information about the history of Masson Mills here.
You can also find out what else there is to see and do at Masson Mills here.