Make the most of the season at Quarry Bank

Visitors enjoying a walk in the woods

This time of year is perfect for grabbing your coat and scarf, and gathering the family together for a wintery walk. We’re open every day between Boxing Day and Sunday 7 January 2018. You can explore the gardens and the estate, and join the Greg family and the apprentices for Twelfth Night celebrations.

Blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk


Explore the gardens and the beautiful estate on a crisp winter’s day, and see if you can spot some of our wonderful wildlife. As you wander along the river keep a lookout for flashes of electric blue as the kingfishers whizz by. If you’re really lucky, you might even be able to catch a rare glimpse of an otter as they slip into the water. In the gardens, you can take a wander through the restored glasshouse and see the array of exotic plants and fruit, as well as taking in the seasonal poinsettia display.

Interpreters in Georgian costume

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

We’re indulging in traditional celebrations as we keep the festive season going right up to Twelfth Night. In Georgian England, Twelfth Night was a highlight in the calendar, with families gathering round for feasting, games, riddles, and music. In Quarry Bank House, the Greg family’s guests are assembled and you can meet a full cast of characters, from Mr Greg’s business partner Mr Turner, to his daughters Hannah, Mary and Sarah and their acquaintances.

Grab a bargain in the winter sale


Don’t miss the winter sale in the mill and garden shops, with a range of beautiful gifts, food and homeware reduced. The mill shop will be closed for refurbishment from 1 January 2018, but the garden shop is fully open during normal opening hours. 
 

Upcoming events

Exhibition: A Healthy Profit

Sun 26 Jan 2020
10:30-16:00
In a new exhibition we explore the physical, mental and emotional toil of working in a mill.

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Sun 26 Jan 2020
10:30-16:00
Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh.

Baby and Toddler: Storytelling and Play

Sat 08 Feb 2020
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.

Valentine's Day at Quarry Bank

Fri 14 Feb 2020
10:30-16:00
Discover the courting rituals of Georgian England. Find out about Samuel and Hannah Greg's romance and their very first dance together.

February Half Term: Natural History Adventures

Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:30-17:00
Join us this half term to explore the natural world around us.

National Trust at 125: Tree Planting

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
This half-term come along to lend a hand and get some fresh air with your family while helping us create a healthy environment for future generations.