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

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From catching rats to cleaning the loos (you really don't want to know what a gong scourer is, trust us), there were some pretty icky jobs during the industrial revolution.

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 £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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 April 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 April 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
11 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
12 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
13 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
14 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
15 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
16 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
17 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
18 May 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Bob-in Sessions

Fri 28 Apr 2017
14:30-15:15
Join us at 2:30pm each day Monday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

The Worst Children's Jobs in History - Launch event

Sat 29 Apr 2017
10:30-16:30
Celebrate the opening of the Worst Children' Jobs in History exhibition with a fun packed bank holiday weekend of grime, gore and graft.

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

Sat 29 Apr 2017
10:30-16:30
Inspired by Sir Tony Robinson's Worst Jobs in History series, find out about the worst children's jobs at Quarry Bank this summer

Sir Tony Robinson family talk and book signing

Sat 29 Apr 2017
11:30-12:30
This event has now sold out, however our interactive family fun show is still available to book. Join Sir Tony Robinson as he opens our new exhibition based on his book - The Worst Children's Jobs in History (at Quarry Bank!)

The Worst Children's Jobs in History - Launch Show

Sat 29 Apr 2017
13:30-14:00
Experience our exciting and interactive Worst Children's Jobs in History show and see what it would have been like to be a child in the past.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 13 May 2017
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank, for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Please book your free ticket in advance.