Gathering Downstream Exhibition

A brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution is heading to Quarry Bank this spring.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Gathering Downstream is a specially commissioned exhibition by artist Jen Southern, in partnership with FutureEverything. The artwork, created with the help of machine learning technology, takes the form of five films, that are embedded in a river-like installation inside Quarry Bank’s historic cotton mill.

Each short film focuses on a different aspect of Quarry Bank’s landscape and its relationship to water, inspired by the River Bollin that lies at the heart of the estate and which brought Samuel Greg (1759-1834) and his cotton mill to Quarry Bank in 1784.

Artist Jen Southern said:

“Quarry Bank is a fascinating place to work with, to find historical relationships between natural systems like waterpower, industrial technologies and human lives, that have shaped our future environments, for better and for worse."

"The work will ask, what can humans and machines learn about the impacts of climate change and ecological emergency from the trees, meadows, moss, rocks and river at Quarry Bank?”

The exhibition will highlight the global and local impact of climate change. We hope to encourage our visitors to think about the changes you could make in your day-to-day lives that could make a difference to the environment.

Prices

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

Prices

28 March onwards 2022 Prices
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £20.90 £19.00
Child £10.50 £9.50
Family £52.30 £47.50
Family, 1 adult £31.40 £28.50

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 entry for National Trust members.

Admission prices include access to the Mill, Apprentice House, Quarry Bank House, upper and lower gardens, including the cafe, unless otherwise stated. 

The basics

Suitability
Children and families are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition will be housed on the fourth floor of the Mill.
Accessibility
The lift in the mill is fully operational for those who require an accessible visit. A volunteer run buggy service is operating seven days a week to allow ease of travel around the estate.

Contact Info

Name
Quarry Bank
Email
quarrybank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01625 527468

Upcoming events

Gathering Downstream Exhibition

Thu 26 May 2022
10:30-17:00
A brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution is heading to Quarry Bank this spring.

Come and solve the riddle of nature's Workshop

Sat 28 May 2022
10:30-17:00
Come and solve the riddle of natures workshop. Help Samuel Greg to harness the natural resources here at Quarry Bank to make the mill successful.

Quarry Bank Jubilee Celebrations

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:30-17:00
Get together with friends and family and celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

Let's Play at Quarry Bank

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:30-17:00
Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer play pavilion. Available until the end of the summer holidays, you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.

SOLD OUT. Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Sat 23 Jul 2022
18:30-20:30
Heartbreak Productions stage Awful Auntie by David Walliams, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.

Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Wed 10 Aug 2022
18:00-20:00
Quantum Theatre stages The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.