Quarry Bank

View of Quarry Bank in autumn

Important notice -

Please note that there are works taking place across Quarry Bank, including in the mill yard. There are also works on Styal road that are being carried out by Electricity North West. We apologise for any disruption to your visit.

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived

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Autumn at Quarry Bank

A visiting group of adults enjoy the mill meadow

Group visits 

Bringing a group of 15+ people? Find out about our special offers for groups.

Concept drawings of artwork by Lucy Harvey

Arts and Wonder season at Quarry Bank 

Discover Quarry Bank in a new way through a season of contemporary art, film and music. Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation.

Upcoming events

Arts and Wonder Season

Tue 24 Oct 2017
10:30-16:30
Arts and Wonder is a season of creative responses to the themes of work, leisure and the legacy of industrialisation. Supported by Trust New Art.

SOLD OUT Meteorites & Fireballs - Cosmodome

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-11:30
Step into space and learn about astronomy in our interactive inflatable Cosmodome this October half term. Run by the physics outreach department from the University of York. As part of Manchester Science Festival.

Meteorites & Fireballs

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Inspired by the Greg's interest in space and science, join us for science family fun at Quarry Bank this October half term. As part of Manchester Science Festival.

Bob-in Sessions

Tue 24 Oct 2017
14:30-15:15
Join us at 11:30am on Mondays and 2:30pm each day Tuesday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Spooky Tours

Fri 27 Oct 2017
18:30-19:15
Join us if you dare for an even scarier, interactive spooky tour of the Mill, performed by the nrg theatre company and students from Staffordshire University.

Behind the scenes - Machines

Sat 18 Nov 2017
14:00-15:00
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.
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Our work

Head Gardener Sarah leads a group through the garden

The Quarry Bank Project 

Find out more about our £9.4 million project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, that will transform the way you experience Quarry Bank.

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Eating and shopping

Visitors enjoying the mill café

Eating at Quarry Bank 

Whether you're looking for a hot meal, a light lunch, or just a snack, we've got the perfect places to eat at Quarry Bank.

Quarry Bank Cotton Fabric available in our shop

Shopping at Quarry Bank 

You can take a piece of Quarry Bank home with you with a purchase from one of our gift shops; pick up cloths and fabrics made on our very own looms in the main shop and discover an array of plants and gardening items in our new garden shop. Peruse titles in our second-hand bookshop or even donate some unwanted books of your own.

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History

 A list of rules which were on a sign displayed to the workers at Quarry Bank Mill

Bringing the Archive to life 

There are lots of weird and wonderful items on show at Quarry Bank, but did you know that there are thousands more behind closed doors? Our Collections and Archive team are working to make more of the objects available for you to see online and in person.

Portrait of Samuel Greg who founded Quarry Bank

Samuel Greg and the beginnings of Quarry Bank 

Discover the origin of Quarry Bank and the man behind the vision, Samuel Greg.

Historic image of mill workers from Quarry Bank

Hard day's work 

Although the Gregs of Quarry Bank were kinder to their workforce than many in the era, living conditions in the Mill were still very tough.

Cast of the Mill on set at Quarry Bank

Channel 4's "The Mill" 

In 2013 and 2014, Quarry Bank inspired the historical drama series 'The Mill' on Channel 4. Based on the lives of real people, the drama told the story of young 19th century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands.

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Get involved

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Venue hire

Quarry Bank function rooms set up for a party

Book your Christmas party at Quarry Bank 

Join us for a Christmas Party to remember in our historic Alexander Suite at Quarry Bank. Enjoy a delicious 3 course festive dinner, followed by tea, coffee and warm mince pies. Then dance the night away with our resident DJ.

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Learning

Children in costume sit outside the Mill

Time to learn 

Students from primary school right through to university can benefit from our education programme. We can tailor sessions to meet your needs or you can enjoy self-led explorations to inspire.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Quarry Bank on the National Trust Collections website