Steam Power Tour

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The tour will last approximately 30 minutes, and will start from the Mill Yard. There's no booking required, but normal admission charges apply.


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


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.

The basics

Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the Mill Yard
The tour is fully accessible.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 September 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
3 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
10 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
17 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
24 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available
31 October 2019 14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Rebecca Abbey
Call 01625527468

Upcoming events

Bale to Yarn

Fri 20 Sep 2019
In this exclusive out of hours tour, discover how 800 shirts could be made from a single bale of cotton.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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

Spoon Carving Workshop

Sun 22 Sep 2019
Come and try your hand at carving a spoon in the setting of the beautiful Quarry Bank estate

Nature Walk

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Join one of our ranger team every Monday and experience Quarry Bank's seasonal sights and sounds.