Quarry Bank

Important notice -

The garden, mill meadow and woodlands at Quarry Bank are open. You will need to book your visit in advance. Please follow government guidance on travel.

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 garden at Quarry Bank are open daily. Numbers are limited to aid social distancing so to avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Quarry Bank (3 May - 9 May)

Thu 06 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 gardens at Quarry Bank

Take part in our spring adventure trail 

Our Easter adventure in nature trails have been extended into May. Discover your local family-friendly trail at Speke Hall with fun activities to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward.

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Eating and shopping

Enjoy a takeaway treat in our outdoor seating area

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Garden Café and Stables Ice Cream Parlour are open, serving a limited a menu of 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.

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

Treat yourself in our shops

Our Mill shop and Upper Garden shop have reopened. Pop in to treat yourself to seasonal products including garden accessories, home decorations and food and drink. 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