Quarry Bank

Elevated view of the mill exterior surrounded by autumn trees

Important notice -

Please check the Facilities & Access page for information on what's open. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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, gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank are open. The Mill is reopening on 26th September. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Quarry Bank (28 Sept - 4 Oct)

Wed 30 Sep 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit Quarry Bank.
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Things to see and do

Working historic looms in Quarry Bank mill

Step inside the Mill at Quarry Bank 

We’re reopening the Mill on Saturday 26th September and we can’t wait to welcome you! Things are a little different inside, but you’ll still see the machinery in action while you uncover the stories of the mill owners and workers.

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Eating and shopping

Visitor enjoying a hot drink in the gardens at Quarry Bank

Grab a bite to eat

Our upper garden cafe and ice-cream parlour have reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. 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.

Stop off at our shop

Our shop is reopening from Thursday 27 August. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. 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

Details of three portraits

Addressing the Trust's connections to slavery and colonialism

Quarry Bank, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism at our places.

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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