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 Yard. 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: members 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 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 Yard.
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
28 August 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
4 September 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
11 September 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
18 September 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
25 September 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
2 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
9 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
16 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
23 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
30 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Sat 24 Aug 2019
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.

Rights of the Child

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:30-17:00
In this new exhibition, explore the experiences of the hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank and discover how children's rights have changed over time.

Glorious Phantoms

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:30-17:00
200 years after the Peterloo Massacre, two films created by artist family Gary, Grace, Hope and Merrick will inspire conversations about rights and responsibilities, freedoms and the power to create change. Shown at Quarry Bank and Dunham Massey

Summer holidays: Strike a chord

Mon 26 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
Quarry Bank’s machines and River Bollin form a unique rhythm. Come along this summer and explore new ways to create and enjoy music with us.

Water Power Tour

Wed 28 Aug 2019
14:30-15:00
Join one of our expert team for a specialised tour on all things water power.

Conservation in Action

Thu 29 Aug 2019
11:30-12:30
Come and join our dedicated conservation team as they help to care and conserve Quarry Bank so it is here for years to come.