Although well hidden in the small village of Stanley, this large mill is well signposted and easy to find.
200 years of producing textiles from raw cotton, it was originally powered by the River Tay. The museum tells the stories of the people who worked here and what they produced until it finally closed in the 1980s.
The museum is over several floors, all except the top floor are accessible using a lift as well as stairs. Each floor tells a different story- the people, the machinery and the workings within the building itself. The entrance, reception and gift shop are a distance from the car park but blue-badge holders can park outside.
There is space for taking a picnic while viewing the river but there is no café onsite. It’s worth taking a stroll around the grounds but care must be taken not to invade the privacy of residents who live in flats in the converted part of the mill.
Check the opening hours – varies by season and closed in winter. Free for members, concessions for seniors.
During my visit, the LEGO® exhibition ‘Brick City’ was on the top floor of the mill.