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Quarry Bank Mill and Garden (NT)

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Tel: 01625 445896

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Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution and tells the story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and how the Industrial Revolution changed the world.

Watch hand spinners at work, experience the clatter of machinery and the hiss of steam enigines and marvel at Europe's most pwoerful water wheel.

Take the kids back in time to an era when children were to be seen and not heard by visiting the evocative Apprentice House, which housed the child labourers who worked in the mill.

Quarry Bank Mill also has delightful gardens, and as part of Cheshire’s Year of Gardens ‘08, The National Trust opened the Secret Garden at Quarry Bank for the first time.

Restored to its former glory, this unique 18th century garden contains fine displays of rhododendron and other spring blooms and has delightful vistas, with the River Bollin running through the valley.

Riverside walks, meandering paths and raised beds are some of the features that have been rediscovered during restoration work, reflecting the ‘picturesque’ style of the original design.





  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • German printed material

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs for airport and then B5166 to Cheadle. Stay on B5166 past Styal village and Quarry Bank Mill is signposted.

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Opening Times

Open All Year
Mill & Apprentice House - Check website for opening times (01/01/2015 - 29/12/2015)
Garden - Check website for opening times (16/02/2015 - 03/11/2015)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Mill & Garden£11.50 per ticket
Mill only£8.00 per ticket
Mill, Garden, Apprentice House£14.00 per ticket

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