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Stanley Mills

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

Stanley Mills

Be among the first to enjoy our new hi-tech interactive visitor experience at the spectacular 18th-century water mill complex beside the River Tay.

The visitor centre tells the stories of those who worked there and the products they made.  The superb interactive displays let you discover if your fingers are as nimble as a child labourer’s or compete to see if you are tough enough in business to make the mills profitable.  Hear the clamour of the factory floor and see how engineers harnessed the energy of the Tay as well as the machinery that turned raw cotton into products sold around the world.


  • The Bell Mill – one of the oldest surviving factories in the world, which remains largely unchanged. The building now houses interactive displays exploring Stanley’s history.

  • The Mid Mill – built in the 1820s, during an era of expansion.

  • The lades – a network of waterways used to channel the power of the River Tay.

  • Stanley village – originally built in the 1780s to provide accommodation for mill workers.
Green Tourism Award - Gold


7.4m N Perth off the A9

Region – Perthshire, Kinross and Angus
Postcode: PH1 4QE

Opening arrangements

1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Winter (closed Nov-Mar)
1-31 October, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10.00am to 4.00pm (last entry 3pm)

Admission prices

April - October
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Stanley Mills

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25 November 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Standing Stones of Stenness Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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