Quarry Bank

View over the mill at Quarry Bank in winter

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

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Things to see and do

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.

An afternoon tea at Quarry Bank

Treat Mum to a delicious afternoon tea this Mother's Day 

Celebrate your wonderful Mum by treating her to a special afternoon tea at Quarry Bank.

Upcoming events

A Woman's Work is Never Done exhibition

Mon 27 Feb 2017
10:30-17:00
From the girls who lived and worked in the Apprentice House to the ladies in the Greg family, women form the backbone of the Quarry Bank story. This exhibition shines a light on the experiences of the women and girls whose stories have often been...

Bob-in Sessions

Mon 27 Feb 2017
14:30-15:15
Join us at 2:30pm each day Monday-Friday for a special talk or tour from one of our teams.

Words and Books - World Book Day

Sat 04 Mar 2017
10:30-16:00
Celebrate World Book Day at Quarry Bank with an interactive tour inspired by bestselling author Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home'. Dressing up as your favourite book character is encouraged!

The Business of Women: female traders during the industrial revolution

Sat 04 Mar 2017
11:30-12:30
During the early 1800s, the glazier Elizabeth Antrobus was hired to work at Quarry Bank. We know that women worked in the mill, but how unusual was it for women to run their own businesses at this time?

TEXTile Event with Kate Fox: Poet in Residence

Sat 04 Mar 2017
14:00-16:00
Join Quarry Bank poet in residence Kate Fox for a weaving and poetry drop in session in the Mill Classroom.
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Our work

Beautiful view down across the Garden to the Mill

The Quarry Bank Project 

Find out more about our £9.4 million project that will transform the way you experience Quarry Bank. With new areas of the site opening, restoration work, new events and activities, there is a lot happening here at Quarry Bank...

The Mill with flowers in the foreground

Artist in Residence opportunity at Quarry Bank 

The National Trust is delighted to launch the ‘Call for Applicants’ for the first Quarry Bank Artist in Residence.

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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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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.