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
22 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
9 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
10 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Thu 22 Aug 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

Thu 22 Aug 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.

Glorious Phantoms

Thu 22 Aug 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: Strike a chord

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
Quarry Bank’s machines and River Bollin form a unique rhythm. Come along this summer and explore new ways to create and enjoy music with us.

Conservation in Action

Thu 22 Aug 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 22 Aug 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.