Quarry Bank (NT)

Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

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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.

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:

  • alisdair t
    Workington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Some bits 5*, some bits 3*
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th July 2018
    We knew the mill was going to be closed before we came, but was still looking forward to a great day. Booked the Apprentice house tour as soon as we arrived. Headed for Styal Village, stopping at the... Read full review
  • grahamrmoore
    Manchester
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    The recently-opened gardens behind the mill are absolutely stunning
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 28th June 2018
    On a recent sunny Sunday, I decided to visit the lower and upper gardens which were originally created by Samuel Greg, who built Quarry Bank Mill, and who lived in the house adjacent to the mill... Read full review
  • chrisblanch90
    Stowmarket, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fabulous place to visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th June 2018
    Former cotton mill building owned by the National Trust. Now open as a living museum The volunteers there are wonderful. They really know their stuff. The tour around the cotton mill itself is... 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

Opening Times

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

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

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