Attractions for school visits

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All ages


Primary school children getting interactive on a school visit © David Levenson

Primary schools can enjoy a fun-packed day covering a wide range of subjects.


Children walking past a display at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire. © John Millar

Secondary school visits can expect a learning experience drawing on a variety of sources and evidence. Tours and resources can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Further education

University students enjoying their visit © Paul Harris

Quarry Bank Mill hosts universities, colleges and adult learning groups to combine a great day out with further education courses and subjects.

Home Educated Groups

University students enjoying their visit © Paul Harris

Please be aware that Home Educated groups must book a place through the Learning Office. If you do not book, you will not receive the discounted education prices.

GCSE visits

A visit to Quarry Bank can form a central part of your GCSE controlled assessment. We can tailor tours for your programme of study. Our GCSE resource pack contains a wealth of source material.

Prices 2014

Quarry Bank Mill's pricing for educational visits is exceptional value. With so many attractions to enhance learning, it really is a fantastic venue for your trip.


If you are bringing a large group, or visit National Trust properties often, you may benefit from your school or university becoming an educational group member.

Self-led visits

If you'd prefer to lead your school round the Mill yourself than use one of our guides, this resource pack, which includes interesting activities, has all the information you'll need.

Contact the education team

We tend to be quite busy with school bookings throughout the year, so we advise enquiring at least a term in advance about visiting to make sure your group has a wide range of options and dates to suit your schedule. All bookings must be made over the telephone.

To enquire about educational visits at Quarry Bank, please contact a member of the learning and interpretation team on 01625 445888.

Papillote Press an independent publisher has created learning resources about the Hillsborough Plantation in Dominica owned by the Gregs. To visit their website please click here (external link).

Overseas groups

Are you coming from overseas? Enquire about resources in different languages for your group. For information, email the Learning Office at: quarry.learning@nationaltrust.org.uk