Celebrate World Book Day at Quarry Bank

Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home' in the Quarry Bank shop

On Saturday 4 March, get dressed up as your favourite fictional character and head down to Quarry Bank to celebrate World Book Day.

Join in with our interactive family guided tour of Quarry Bank, inspired by Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home'. Families can discover the story of two apprentice girls working in a mill just like Quarry Bank, and find out what happened to them as they worked on the dangerous mill machinery. Sign your indenture to become an apprentice and set off to explore the mill and Apprentice House, led by a tour guide. Make sure you bring your World Book Day token with you, and pick up a copy of 'Far From Home' from the Quarry Bank shop. Tours are available from 11am - 3.30pm.

You can also get involved in our other word-inspired events, including a TEXTile workshop with Quarry Bank's poet in residence Kate Fox. Have a go at some weaving activities while Kate weaves words into poetry, from 2 - 4pm.

All activities are included in the Quarry Bank admission price.

Upcoming events

Explore the Outdoors

Wed 24 Jan 2018
10:30-16:00
Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank.

February half-term - Welly Walks

Mon 19 Feb 2018
11:00-11:30
Get your wellies on and take a walk on the wild side this February half-term. Explore the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank with an interactive, exciting and wild walk for all the family.

Have-a-go: Nature Explorers

Sat 24 Feb 2018
13:00-15:00
Every month you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there's always a new adventure to enjoy.

Lost Voices

Sat 03 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.

Lost Voices Launch Event

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
Explore the lost voices of Quarry Bank's women with a special tour, an opportunity to meet our writer-in-residence and a special performance from AbouTime Dance Company.

Lost Voices Launch Event - Talk and tea with Dr Ruth Colton

Sat 03 Mar 2018
13:00-15:00
Dr Ruth Colton from the University of Manchester will be hosting a talk with tea and cake, exploring the themes of Lost Voices and how they relate to women's experiences today.