Explorer dome at Quarry Bank

Calling all explorers! Crawl down the tunnel into the Dome, to visit some of the great natural habitats of Earth.

  • Booking essential

Immerse yourself in a hot rainforest, dry desert and the freezing arctic to explore some of the world's habitats through animal behaviour, adaptations and camouflage. Help us to build food webs, discuss the reasons for deforestation and the greenhouse effect and feel empowered to make a difference as we enjoy finding out what we can all do to help protect our amazing planet.

A ticket is required for all guests both adults and children, except babes in arms. Please arrive five minutes before the start of your session begins.

The first session of each day starting at 11am is SEN/ADHD/ Autism friendly.

Suitable for any age.

National Trust admission fees do not have to be paid over and above the per person ticket price, however please be aware if you wish to visit the Gardens, Mill and other buildings, entry tickets will need to be purchased from the Welcome Building. This does not apply to National Trust Members.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Children are welcome.
Meeting point
On arrival please go to the Mill Yard, and follow signage to the event location. Please arrive five minutes before the start of your session begins.
What to bring and wear
Please take your shoes off before you enter the dome.
The event space is fully accessible, via stairs or lift. Please tell us if you require wheelchair access to the dome ahead of arrival. The first session of each day starting at 11am is SEN/ADHD/ Autism friendly.

Contact Info

Quarry Bank
Call 01625 527468

Upcoming events

Gathering Downstream Exhibition

Sun 26 Jun 2022
A brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution is now open at Quarry Bank.

Gathering Downstream Exhibition artist led activities

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Join artist Jen Southern as she talks about her latest work, Gathering Downstream.

Let's Play at Quarry Bank

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer pavilions of play. Available until the end of the summer holidays, you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.

Eco print workshop at Quarry Bank

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Explore our native colours in this eco printing workshop.

SOLD OUT. Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Heartbreak Productions stage Awful Auntie by David Walliams, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.

Wild Science at Quarry Bank

Sun 31 Jul 2022
Come and meet our wildlife friends that live in our back gardens and hedgerows.