Quarry Bank

Autumn at Quarry Bank

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

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Things to see and do

Autumn Family Fun at Quarry Bank

Join us at Quarry Bank this half-term for lots of autumn fun. Wrap up warm, stomp through fallen leaves and get closer to nature.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Apple Day

Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00-16:00
Join the Kindling Trust to find out about different apple varieties, have a go at apple juicing and take away your own heritage apple tree sapling.

Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 03 Dec 2021
10:00-10:30
Join us for a special Christmas baby and toddler storytelling and play session which includes a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift just for your little one.

Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-10:30
Wish lists at the ready! Join us for a special half-hour session of festive storytelling and crafts, including a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Quarry Bank

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:30-15:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Quarry Bank with Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.
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Eating and shopping

Visitors eating in the restaurant at Quarry Bank

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Weaving Shed Restaurant, Garden Café and Stables Ice Cream Parlour are open, serving a range of hot food, snacks, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the Weaving Shed Restaurant and Garden Café.

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. 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