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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
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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: membership cards 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 are 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.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children 6+
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Trails can be bought at Visitor Welcome, the Mill Shop or entrance to the Mill.
Accessibility
The trail is fully accessible.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 January 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
9 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
12 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
13 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
14 February 2020 10:30 - 16:00 Available
15 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
16 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
17 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
18 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
19 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
20 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available
21 February 2020 10:30 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30-16:00
In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Wed 29 Jan 2020
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.

Baby and Toddler: Storytelling and Play

Sat 08 Feb 2020
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months - 4 years. Please book your tickets in advance.

Valentine's Day at Quarry Bank

Fri 14 Feb 2020
10:30-16:00
Discover the courting rituals of Georgian England. Find out about Samuel and Hannah Greg's romance and their very first dance together.

February Half Term: Natural History Adventures

Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:30-17:00
Join us this half term to explore the natural world around us.

National Trust at 125: Tree Planting

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
This half-term come along to lend a hand and get some fresh air with your family while helping us create a healthy environment for future generations.