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)

Sorry we have had to amend this event and it will now be a tour, please arrive for 2pm.

Please note there will be no Behind the scenes - Machines in April due to the Easter weekend.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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: the garden entrance is now a members only entrance - if you need to buy a ticket, please go to the ticket office in the mill yard before heading into the garden. 

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 March 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available
20 May 2017 14:00 - 15:00 Available
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

A Woman's Work is Never Done exhibition

Fri 24 Feb 2017
From the girls who lived and worked in the Apprentice House to the ladies in the Greg family, women form the backbone of the Quarry Bank story. This exhibition shines a light on the experiences of the women and girls whose stories have often been...

February half term fun

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Make computer coded necklaces using binary beads to spell out your name, and take a clothes peg and lollipop stick engineering challenge

Behind the scenes - Have a go

Sat 25 Feb 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.

Elite clothing during the life of Hannah Greg

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Discover the history behind elite clothing of the past in this talk from costume enthusiast Jenny Unsworth. This talk will include a display of replica costume.

Words and Books - World Book Day

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Celebrate World Book Day at Quarry Bank with an interactive tour inspired by bestselling author Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home'. Dressing up as your favourite book character is encouraged!

The Business of Women: female traders during the industrial revolution

Sat 04 Mar 2017
During the early 1800s, the glazier Elizabeth Antrobus was hired to work at Quarry Bank. We know that women worked in the mill, but how unusual was it for women to run their own businesses at this time?