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David Mellor Visitor Centre

The Round Building Leadmill, Hathersage, Peak District National Park S32 1BA, England
+44 1433 650220
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Expectations vs reality

It could be the way my mind works, but I was really expecting more of an exhibition than what was... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Majbritt A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
What about us poor folks ?

Hey I am a nice guy, no richer or poorer than any other member of jimminy joe public but I got to... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
kevbutnobacon
,
Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe - all on the same site. Just outside Hathersage in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, they provide a uniquely stimulating and enjoyable day out in the Peak District National Park.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“traffic lights” (23 reviews)
“for sale” (8 reviews)
“the kitchen” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Round Building Leadmill, Hathersage, Peak District National Park S32 1BA, England
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+44 1433 650220
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"factory tour"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It could be the way my mind works, but I was really expecting more of an exhibition than what was there. Some glass cabinets and a few larger items in the cafe and the majority of the site taken up by a shop - Not...More

Thank Majbritt A
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hey I am a nice guy, no richer or poorer than any other member of jimminy joe public but I got to say some of the people who visit this place have a real attitude problem. Staff friendly but customers think they are a cut...More

1  Thank kevbutnobacon
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The coffee shop is a really nice place to stop off and enjoy a break. Situated in the middle of the showroom you can see at first hand why DAVID Mellor was an outstanding designer More than a cutlery store, and if you make time...More

2  Thank khackett3
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I had never heard of David Mellor, Sheffield born designer until last week. Why not? He’s been involved in some amazing iconic pieces that we all take for granted: Modern Post Box, Bus Shelter, Zebra Crossing signage, those solid metal bollards we see in every...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great food fast friendly knowledgable service. Coffee has improved Food beautifully presented Fascinating gift shop with many home"must haves" if you enjoy great design you will love this shop. Beautifully designed cutlery and small pieces of furniture. Enjoy the design museum wrapped around the restaurant....More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I live nearby so I'm a little biased but this is a fascinating place to visit, especially when you can do a workshop tour. A must for Design fans, and the Cafe has some great cakes. Do be prepared to pay!

Thank dc55555
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Just on the edge of Hathersage is the factory shop for the late designer David Mellor. You can look around the little factory(at weekends) there is a cook shop and a cafe. The cafe serves light lunches, pastries and coffees. Highly recommend the quiche. To...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Easily overlooked in rural environment, you should not forget to visit this extraordinary attraction. In one space it contains a small interesting exhibition of David Mellors extensive design work, a very nice cafe (soup + sandwich recommended), and a fingerlicking beautiful shop. Here one can...More

1  Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Iconic design, great little museum, seriously good, if expensive, shop. But the cafe lets its down. A number of us ate there, and no-one particularly enjoyed it. Dishes were bland and unappetising or not as expected from the menu. My salad was ok, but a...More

1  Thank P1263LOchris
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Travelled quite a distance to visit the centre on someones recommendation only to find the factory was only open at weekends. My main reason of the visit was to watch craftsmen at work !! I can understand the safety side of things and loss of...More

Thank malcolm s
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Peter M
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Response from AntoniaTrip | Reviewed this property |
Have a look at the web site, it was not open when we were there.
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