Our work

The Quarry Bank Project

A story of humanity at the edge of revolution

Quarry Bank has all the threads of an epic story – we need your help to tie them together.

As part of the Quarry Bank Project we’ve launched a £1.9 million 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.

Restoring the upper garden

Upper Garden

We acquired the upper garden in 2010 which included a derelict domed glasshouse.

We're working hard to return the garden to its former glory. Help us to restore the dilapidated glasshouse by sponsoring a pane

Real mill workers' world

Styal village was built for the mill workers by Samuel Greg.

We want to restore a cottage to appear as it did in the 19th century, open it up to the public and reveal the mill workers' world.

Unlocking Quarry Bank House

Quarry Bank House

Quarry Bank House was the Greg family home.

We want to open Quarry Bank House to the public for the first time so you can appreciate the remarkable juxtaposition of mill worker and mill owner.

Improving our welcome

Welcome to Ightham Mote

We want to improve our visitor welcome by creating a new Welcome Building and Orientation Point and by redesigning the car park to allow even more of you to visit Quarry Bank.

Opening up the pleasure grounds

Northern Woods

We want to restore the original footpaths, bridges and landscape in the Northern Woods, making the Gregs' pleasure grounds accessible to everyone.

Keeping the machines alive

We have live demonstrations of machinery

To continue to operate our heritage machinery, we need to train people in specialist skills that will keep our looms clattering and whirring.

Quarry Bank revealed

The millwrights and tacklers of Quarry Bank Mill in c.1880

Keep up to date with all the latest news at Quarry Bank including a peek behind the scenes on our blog.

We need your support

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To complete this fantastic project and carry out the essential work we need your support to achieve our plans.

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