Quarry Bank (NT)

Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

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The opposing Mill at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • The opposing Mill at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Glasshouse looking through cut flowers at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Stunning gardens at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites

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About Us

Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. Here you can discover the story of mill workers, mill owners and how the Industrial Revolution changed our world forever.

On your visit, you can explore the domestic life of the mill-owning Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House. Or wander through the stunning picturesque gardens that rise up the banks of the river valley for stunning views and spectacular changes through the seasons. In the restored glasshouse and kitchen garden, you can see the array of exotic fruits and vegetables that were grown for the wealthy Gregs' table.

For an alternative view of life in the Industrial Revolution, take a guided tour of the Apprentice House to step into the lives of the pauper children who worked 10 hours a day in the mill. Or stroll to Styal village to see how many of the other workers lived. In the village hub, a permanent exhibition explores the living conditions of the workers compared to life in the centre of Manchester. A tour of a two-up-two-down worker's cottage offers an insight into more than 150 years of history and invites you to compare your life to those of the workers.

On the estate there are acres of woodland to explore. Follow the meandering path of the river Bollin as you look out for an array of wildlife and beautiful views.

Situated in the historic site of the original Weaving Shed, the mill café now offers you a place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal after exploring all that Quarry Bank has to offer. Alternatively you can head to the garden café to enjoy the surroundings with a light lunch or a slice of cake, or treat yourself to an ice cream from Stables Ice Cream Parlour.

In the mill and garden shops, you’ll find a range of gifts, homeware and garden products. For a unique souvenir, make sure you pick up a Quarry Bank glass cloth, which has been woven on heritage looms in the mill.

The mill is closed from 20 November 2017 for the installation of a passenger lift and re-interpretation of the galleries. The mill is scheduled to re-open in late summer 2018. The rest of Quarry Bank remains open throughout the mill closure during usual opening hours.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£20.00 adult
Child£10.00 child
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)£50.00 family
Under 5'sFree

Above ticket prices include GIft Aid. For more info please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank#Prices
National Trust Members Free.

Opening Times

Mill & Apprentice House - Check website for opening times (8 Nov 2018 - 30 Dec 2018)
Wednesday - SundayOpen
Garden - Check website for opening times (8 Nov 2018 - 30 Dec 2018)
Wednesday - SundayOpen
Mill & Apprentice House - Check website for opening times (1 Jan 2019 - 5 Nov 2019)
Monday - SundayOpen
Garden - Check website for opening times (11 Feb 2019 - 5 Nov 2019)
Monday - SundayOpen

* Closed 25th December. Building works in mill planned from November 2017 (mill closure likely)

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Fred W
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic place to visit and lesrn
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th December 2018
    Went to Quarry bank Mill and learnt so much about the way things were centuries ago. Thank goodness we moved on. Was allowed to use a camera. Thank you national trudt Read full review
  • swift-simba
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    An amazing cotton mill with working machinery
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    This is a truly remarkable place staffed with very friendly volunteers and staff who are justifiably proud of the mill and are only to pleased to answer any questions you may have. We were lucky to... Read full review
  • IncomingRPG
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic family visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th December 2018
    After having signed up to become members of the National Trust we decided our first trip would be to Quarry Bank Mill. Several of us had been previously as children (in my case it had been nearly 30... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Contact Us

Tel: 01625 445896

Tel: 01625 445896

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