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

February Half Term - Trouble at t' Mill

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Become a factory inspector and try out the brand new family trail in the mill created by Philip Ardagh and Jamie Littler. On Monday 18th February there will also be an opportunity to meet Philip Ardagh himself!

Have-a-go - Nature Explorers

Sat 23 Feb 2019
13:00-15:00
Every month in Spring 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.

Make and Take

Sat 02 Mar 2019
13:00-15:00
Give us a helping hand at making sessions where you can make one for Quarry Bank and one for you to take home.

Baby and Toddler - Storytelling and Play session

Sat 09 Mar 2019
09:30-10:15
Bring your little ones to Quarry Bank for a special storytelling and play session just for them. Suitable for children 6 months - 4 years. Please book your tickets in advance.

Rights of the Child

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-17:00
In this new exhibition, explore the experiences of the hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank and discover how children's rights have changed over time.

Spring Holidays - Right to Play

Sat 06 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Join us as we launch our Rights of the Child exhibition with two weeks of activities all about the right to play.