Stanley Mills

Historic Buildings & Homes

Bell Mill, Stanley, Perth, PH1 4QE

    Stanley Mills is a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.

    Get hands-on in one of our most dynamic sites. Picturesquely sited on the banks of the Tay, Stanley Mills were founded to process cotton at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the 1780s, repeatedly adapted to changes in the textile industry, and finally closed in 1989.

    There are superb interactive displays and games that help you to experience working life here. Find out if your fingers are as nimble as a child labourer’s – or whether you can match the business acumen of a mill-owner.
    Listen to the Gaelic poetry and stories of the displaced Highlanders who worked here after losing their homes in the Clearances.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.


    5 Historic Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm)
    Winter: 1- 31 October 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)
    Closed: 1 Nov - 31 March

    Ticket Information
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concession £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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