See machines at work at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

ondensor mule made by Taylor Lang of Stalybridge (1926)

Children love the clattering, hissing and clanging of the machinery at Quarry Bank Mill, which runs every day the Mill is open.

Expert demonstrators are on hand to help you and the kids imagine the working conditions in the late 18th century. The water wheel, the largest working in Europe, is a particular favourite with our young visitors.

Once you’ve taken in the sights and sounds of the Mill you can see what it was like to be an apprentice, by touring the Apprentice House, built to house the pauper children who worked here.

We run interactive family tours with a costumed interpreter every weekend and school holiday.

Call Quarry Bank Mill on 01625 527468 to find out when the next family tour is running.