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One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived
Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, built in 1784, and powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses.
The clattering and whirring of our heritage machinery and steam engines make an astonishing noise. Explore the progression of the cotton industry from the mediaeval era through to the 19th century, speak to our knowledgeable demonstrators to find out more. Enjoy our changing programme of exhibitions - there's always something new to see.
Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the Mill and learn about their working and home lives.
Stroll to Styal village, built by the Greg family to house the Mill workers, and still a thriving community, or walk through ancient woods along the River Bollin.
Christmas is coming and to get you into the festive spirit we've got some fantastic events lined up.
From our Craft Fair to our Victorian Christmas, there's always something going on.
Quarry Bank Revealed
Our blog is full of stories from the archives, staff and volunteers and tales about Quarry Bank's past, present and future.
'The Mill' exhibition
Series 2 of Channel 4's costume drama 'The Mill' has been given the green light. Series 1 was based on the lives of the mill owners, workers and apprentices of Quarry Bank Mill in the 1830s. Visit our exhibition to get a 'behind the scenes' peek.
Treasures from Quarry Bank
Search through our collection of wonderful objects, from looms to portraits, which help tell the stories of Quarry Bank.
Help us raise £1.4m to complete Quarry Bank
Quarry Bank has all the threads of an epic story – we need your help to tie them together.
We’ve launched a £1.4m appeal to help us reunite and recreate the compelling stories of Quarry Bank, one of the world’s first industrial communities and key to the story of the Industrial Revolution.