Journeys of the Imagination

Pack your bags for an adventure as we discover the incredible journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank. Based on newly written stories by Berlie Doherty with beautiful illustrations by Emma Baldwin.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Taking inspiration from the diaries, letters and photographs in the Quarry Bank archive, we're

recreating, rewriting and reinventing incredible journeys made to and from Quarry Bank. On an

interactive trail and with a host of exciting events all summer you can go on a journey into the past

and your own imagination.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Quarry Bank

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.70
Child £6.50 £5.85
Family £32.50 £29.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
26 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
27 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
28 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
29 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
31 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
11 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
12 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
13 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Lost Voices

Fri 25 May 2018
10:30-16:00
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.

Journeys of the Imagination

Fri 25 May 2018
10:30-16:30
Pack your bags for an adventure as we discover the incredible journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank. Based on newly written stories by Berlie Doherty with beautiful illustrations by Emma Baldwin.

Lost Voices Exhibition Tour

Sat 26 May 2018
11:30-12:15
Join our programming team every Friday and every second and forth Saturday of the month for a special tour of our Lost Voices exhibition.

Have-a-go: Nature Explorers

Sat 26 May 2018
13:00-15:00
Every month you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there's always a new adventure to enjoy.

May Half Term: Survival Story

Mon 28 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Join William Tittensor and Esther Price and test out your survival skills as a runaway apprentice.

Garden Tour

Tue 29 May 2018
11:30-12:00
Join one of our garden team every Tuesday for a special guided tour.