Arts and Wonder Season

Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation. Supported by Trust New Art.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Through contemporary video, song and sculpture artists have explored different aspects of industrialisation and its influence on people both in the past and today.

Featuring 'Changing Places' the touring exhibition of artists' videos curated by Film and Video Umbrella, specially commissioned piece of visual art from our artist in residence, Lucy Harvey, and ballads by broadside ballad singer Jennifer Reid

Supported by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Quarry Bank

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £20.00 £18.15
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £50.00 £45.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £17.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free for all National Trust members

Please note: members can be scanned at the garden and mill entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go to visitor reception before starting your visit. Apprentice House tour tickets are also available from visitor reception.

We advise early arrival as there's lots to see and do.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
26 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
27 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
28 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
29 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
11 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
12 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
13 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
14 October 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Arts and Wonder Season

Mon 25 Sep 2017
10:30-16:30
Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation. Supported by Trust New Art.

Bob-in Sessions

Mon 25 Sep 2017
11:30-12:15
Join us at 11:30am on Mondays and 2:30pm each day Tuesday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Drop-in workshop with Lucy Harvey, Artist in Residence

Sat 07 Oct 2017
12:00-15:00
Join Quarry Bank's artist in residence, Lucy Harvey for a drop-in workshop where you can delve into the themes of her art installation.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 14 Oct 2017
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Please book your free tickets in advance.

Behind the scenes - Machines

Sat 21 Oct 2017
14:00-15:00
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.

Meteorites & Fireballs - Cosmodome

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-11:30
Step into space and learn about astronomy in our interactive inflatable Cosmodome this October half term. Run by the physics outreach department from the University of York. As part of Manchester Science Festival.