Quarry Bank

Important notice -

The gardens and estate at Quarry Bank are open (the Mill and Apprentice House will reopen on 17 May). On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, home to a complete industrial community

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park, estate and gardens at Quarry Bank are open daily. The Mill and Apprentice House will reopen on 17 May. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Quarry Bank (17 May - 23 May)

Mon 17 May 2021
10:30-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Quarry Bank.
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Things to see and do

Visitors in the mill at Quarry Bank

Step inside the mill and Apprentice House 

We're delighted to be able to welcome you back to the mill and Apprentice House at Quarry Bank from Monday 17 May. You'll be able to explore these special places every day of the week, but there are a few important things you need to know before visiting, including how we're limiting numbers to keep everyone safe.

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Eating and shopping

Visitors eating in the restaurant at Quarry Bank

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Garden Café and Stables Ice Cream Parlour are open, serving a limited a menu of takeaway hot food, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice creams and a range of hot and cold drinks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our tills and waymarked routes. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

From Monday 17 May, you can enjoy indoor seating at the Weaving Shed Restaurant and Garden Café, which will both open daily. We look forward to inviting you to dine indoors again, in line with government guidelines.

A selection of gardening tools and accessories displayed against a brick wall.

Treat yourself in our shops 

Our Mill shop, Garden shop and second-hand bookshop have reopened. Pop in to treat yourself to seasonal products including garden accessories, home decorations, food and drink and much more. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Quarry Bank for everyone, for ever.

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History

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.

Image of the waterwheel at Quarry Bank

Power at Quarry Bank 

The history of power at Quarry Bank encompasses the harnessing of a mighty river, a series of steam engines, a leap of faith in water turbines and, above all, the hard work of skilled labourers. Discover the story of power at Quarry Bank in this digital exhibition.

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Our work

Staff and volunteers planting trees at Quarry Bank

Our work in the outdoors at Quarry Bank

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the mill, our team of rangers and volunteers are busy working in all seasons and all weather, caring for the great outdoors at Quarry Bank. Find out about the work they do and the projects we’re involved in to help wildlife and nature thrive.

Building works at Quarry Bank

The Quarry Bank Project 2015-2020 

Over the past four years Quarry Bank has been at the centre of one of the largest projects in the National Trust’s history. New areas have been restored and for the first time ever visitors can now explore the complete industrial heritage site at Quarry Bank. Discover how this £9.4 million project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and thousands of generous donors, has transformed how you experience and learn about Quarry Bank.

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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