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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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.

 

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Opening Times

Please check the National Trust website for the most up to date opening times and prices. (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

By cycle- NCN6, 1.5 miles. RCR85, 0.5 mile

By train- Styal ½ mile; Manchester Airport 2 miles; Wilmslow 2 miles

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Recent Reviews:

  • G8435DXjackb
    Trip Type:
    Family
    It was a great experience!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th October 2021
    This trip to Styal mill was great! It would be great for a school trip or an exciting piece of homework for students looking through all the of Styal mill and all the extraordinary gardens and... Read full review
  • Laura B
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th October 2021
    Great trip out my 9 year old and myself. Sarah, the tour guide in the apprentice house was a real star. The storyteller did a great job too. Lots to see and do, can’t wait to come again in the summer. Read full review
  • Mrshallam79
    Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Perfect day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th November 2021
    Lovely day out walking around the beautiful grounds of Quarry Bank. Tour of the textiles factory was great and the main house is beautiful. Lovely walk around looking at the gardens and farms... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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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