Behind the scenes - Machines

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This is a drop in session so please drop in between 2pm and 3pm.


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


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 the ticket office in the mill yard before starting your visit. 

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 June 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available
15 July 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available
19 August 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

The Worst Children's Jobs in History - at Quarry Bank

Thu 25 May 2017
Inspired by Sir Tony Robinson's Worst Jobs in History series, find out about the worst children's jobs at Quarry Bank this summer

Bob-in Sessions

Thu 25 May 2017
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.

Behind the scenes - Have a go

Sat 27 May 2017
One Saturday a month we invite you join us to have a go and try out new things at Quarry Bank Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.

May Half Term - The Worst Children's Jobs Job Shop

Mon 29 May 2017
Visit the Worst Children's Jobs Job Shop to answer the quiz, dress up and find out what your perfect career would have been.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Please book your free tickets in advance.

"Loom and Doom" Murder Mystery Dinner

Fri 16 Jun 2017
There's been a murder at the Mill, who's behind the crime? Enjoy a two course dinner as Absolute Murder play out "Loom and Doom". Can you solve the mystery as a host of suspicious characters from 1834 weave and spin a plot of murder and intrigue?