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Upcoming events

Looking for bugs at Quarry Bank Mill

Come along to Quarry Bank in 2015

There are lots of fun events lined up. We've got talks, walks, exhibitions and traditional Quarry Bank fun. Quarry Bank is also the perfect place to tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

Spooky fun at Quarry Bank

Spooky goings on at Quarry Bank Mill

Spooky goings on at Quarry Bank Mill

Autumn Spooktacular, 26-30 October, 11am-4pm

Visit Quarry Bank this half term for some spooktacular fun with a hands on craft activity for kids to make a  ghost or ghoul, then follow the pumpkin trail (50p) around the Mill.  Normal admission charges apply.

Spooky Tours, 30-31 October, tours every 15 minutes between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, £8 per adult

Join us if you dare for a ghostly and haunting trip through the Mill performed by the students of ALRA.  Suitable for ages 12+.  Booking is essential for this popular event.

Aural Looms

Interactive textile structure from Aural Looms © Michael Barrow Photography

Interactive textile structure from Aural Looms

12 September - 22 November

Aural Looms is a contemporary exhibition created by artists Midconversation.

Within the deafening roar and constant whirring of machines, rhythm and pattern can be found...

The sounds of the Mill machinery has inspired Midconversation to create a series of interactive and static art works and sound experiences for you to explore.

Aural Looms - Events

The Spinning Mule at Quarry Bank  © Michael Barrow Photography

The Spinning Mule at Quarry Bank

Join in with events inspired by the exhibition:

On Saturday 12 September, as part of Heritage Open Days, we open our doors for free.  Artists Midconversation will be running a workshop for children to make a rainmaker and the Aural Looms exhibition opens.

Come and make some waves in a world of noise!  Experience the sounds of Quarry Bank past and present with activities and workshops throughout the day in our Science of Sound event on Sunday 1 November.  Suitable for ears of all ages.
Normal admission charges apply.

Quarry Bank is a place of striking contrasts: industry and nature, a river valley and working farmland, a noisy mill next to a picturesque garden. It tells a story of social change and industrial revolution, mill owner and mill worker, the power of nature and the ingenuity of man; of benevolence and exploitation.

Eleanor Underhill, General Manager