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
17 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
18 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
19 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Thu 17 Oct 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.

Conservation in Action

Thu 17 Oct 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.

Steam Power Tour

Thu 17 Oct 2019
14:30-15:00
Join us for a specialised tour to find out why steam power was so important and how it changed the very fabric of Quarry Bank.

Bale to Yarn

Fri 18 Oct 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.

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:30-17:00
In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

October Half Term: People? Pah, profit!

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
This October half term, discover how mill work impacted the human body. How did the apprentices feel after a long day at the mill? What did working 12 hours a day really do to your body?