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

Lost Voices

Fri 20 Jul 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.

Journeys of the Imagination

Fri 20 Jul 2018
10:30-16:30
Pack your bags for an adventure as we discover the incredible journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank. Based on newly written stories by Berlie Doherty with beautiful illustrations by Emma Baldwin.

Lost Voices Exhibition Tour

Fri 20 Jul 2018
11:30-12:30
Join our programming team every Friday and every second and forth Saturday of the month for a special tour of our Lost Voices exhibition.

Summer Holidays: Exploring with Elephants

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Join Elizabeth Mary Greg in India. Through her eyes visit the Taj Mahal, sit atop an elephant and camp in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Nature Walk with the Rangers

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:30-12:30
Join one of our ranger team every Monday for a special nature walk through the Southern Woods.

Garden Tour

Tue 24 Jul 2018
11:30-12:30
Join one of our garden team every Tuesday for a special guided tour.