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
16 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
17 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Sat 16 Nov 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.

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Sat 16 Nov 2019
10:30-17:00
In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

#ThanksToYou - National Lottery Thank You Campaign 2019

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
We are once again this year participating in the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign which offers free entry to Quarry Bank to anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card from 23-24 November and 27-29 November.

Reindeer Winter Walk

Wed 27 Nov 2019
10:30-17:00
Take a walk at Quarry Bank this winter and see if you can spot the reindeer hidden around the gardens. How many can you find?

Christmas at Quarry Bank

Wed 27 Nov 2019
10:30-17:00
Explore Quarry Bank this Christmas with a variety of festive activities for all ages.

Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 29 Nov 2019
10:00-10:30
Join us for a special Christmas baby and toddler story-telling and play session which includes a private family visit to Father Christmas and gift just for your little one.