Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on an inspection of the mill. Have a go at different jobs throughout your journey and experience the dangers of working in a cotton mill.

Pick up your mill trail at the mill entrance. 50p per trail.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £0.50
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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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Bale to Yarn

Fri 19 Jul 2019
10:00-10:30
In this exclusive out of hours tour, discover how 800 shirts could be made from a single bale of cotton.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Fri 19 Jul 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

Fri 19 Jul 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.

People's Landscapes: Unearthing Passion and Protest

Fri 19 Jul 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: Find your Styal

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Try your hand at new, exciting skills with the team at Quarry Bank, from forest school fun to crafts in the mill.

Nature Walk

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:30-12:00
Join one of our ranger team every Monday and experience Quarry Bank's seasonal sights and sounds.