Water Power Tour

Join one of our expert team for a specialised tour on all things water power.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover how water has been used to power Quarry Bank, both past and present.

The tour will also involve a short walk to see our hydroelectric generator and its features, include the turbine. Part of this involves climbing up and down a set of steps, but this part is optional.

This tour will last approximately 30 minutes, and will start from the Mill entrance. There's no booking required, but normal admission charges apply.

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 £22.50 £20.25
Child £11.25 £10.00
Family £56.25 £50.50

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free for all National Trust members. 

Please note: membership cards can be scanned at the garden entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go to Visitor Reception. Apprentice House tour tickets are available from Visitor Reception, you can book onto worker's cottage tours at Styal Village Hub.

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

Parking is free for visitors to Quarry Bank and its estate.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the Mill entrance.
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothing, as part of the tour will be outside.
Accessibility
Fully accessible, apart from one part of the hyrdoelectric generator which is accessed by steps.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 March 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
11 March 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
18 March 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
25 March 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
1 April 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
8 April 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15 April 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
22 April 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
29 April 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
6 May 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
13 May 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
20 May 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
27 May 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
3 June 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
10 June 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
17 June 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
24 June 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
1 July 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
8 July 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15 July 2020 14:00 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Rebecca Abbey
Email
rebecca.abbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01625527468

Upcoming events

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Sat 18 Jan 2020
10:30-16:00
In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Sat 18 Jan 2020
10:30-16:00
Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.

Baby and Toddler: Storytelling and Play

Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months - 4 years. Please book your tickets in advance.

February Half Term: Natural History Adventures

Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:30-17:00
Join us this half term to explore the natural world around us.

National Trust at 125: Leap for Nature

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
Join us on this special leap day for a variety of fun, nature based-activities for the whole family.

Nature Walk

Mon 02 Mar 2020
11:30-12:15
Join one of our ranger team every Monday and experience Quarry Bank's seasonal sights and sounds.