Bale to Yarn

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy learning about the journey cotton took from a raw material to finished thread.

The tour will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place before the Mill opens, so please meet at the Mill entrance where a member of our dedicated technical team will greet you.

There's no booking required, but normal admission charges apply.

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 £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

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Mill entrance
Accessibility
Fully accessible.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 July 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
9 August 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
16 August 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
6 September 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
13 September 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
20 September 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
27 September 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
4 October 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
11 October 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
18 October 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
25 October 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available
1 November 2019 10:00 - 10:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Rebecca Abbey
Email
rebecca.abbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01625527468

Upcoming events

Rights of the Child

Sun 21 Jul 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.

People's Landscapes: Unearthing Passion and Protest

Sun 21 Jul 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: Find your Styal

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Try your hand at new, exciting skills with the team at Quarry Bank, from forest school fun to crafts in the mill.

Nature Walk

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:30-12:00
Join one of our ranger team every Monday and experience Quarry Bank's seasonal sights and sounds.

Water Power Tour

Wed 24 Jul 2019
14:30-15:00
Join one of our expert team for a specialised tour on all things water power.

Conservation in Action

Thu 25 Jul 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.