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: members can be scanned at the garden and mill entrances, but if you need to buy a ticket for Quarry Bank please go the ticket office in the mill yard before starting your visit. 

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

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
24 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
25 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
26 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
27 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
28 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
29 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
31 August 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 September 2017 10:30 - 16:30 Available

Upcoming events

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

Wed 23 Aug 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

Summer Holidays: 'Ard work at the Apprentice House

Wed 23 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
This fortnight at Quarry Bank come and have a go if you think you're 'ard enough to tackle the worst jobs done by children at the Apprentice House

Bob-in Sessions

Wed 23 Aug 2017
14:30-15:15
Join us at 11:30am on Mondays and 2:30pm each day Tuesday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Go Batty!

Wed 23 Aug 2017
19:30-21:00
Head along the River Bollin with our ranger team to find out about the night time residents of Quarry Bank estate.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 09 Sep 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 tickets in advance.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
10:30-16:30
Quarry Bank opens its doors for free as part of the national Heritage Open Day event.