The mill at Quarry Bank
The huge cotton mill was the heart of working life at Quarry Bank. Visit the mill to watch the historic machinery thunder into action and feel the floors shake beneath your feet! Discover how Samuel Greg founded his cotton empire and the story of the cotton trade. You can also understand the hardships faced by the workers who toiled in the mill, and uncover engineering genius at work.
Visiting the mill: what you need to know
We're delighted to welcome you back to the mill at Quarry Bank, which will be open daily from Monday 17 May, 10.30am-5pm. To make it a safe experience for everyone, we have introduced a one-way route. We'll also only be admitting 25 people every 15 minutes, with last entry at 4.15pm. This means you may need to queue for a short while.
While your ticket allows you to explore the gardens and estate as much as you like on the day you visit, we can't guarantee everyone will be able to visit the mill, particularly on very busy days. We appreciate this may be disappointing, but we hope you can understand that we need to make sure our visitors, staff and volunteers are safe. Thank you for your support.
You’ll find sanitising points at the entrance and exit of the mill, and sinks for hand washing can be found in the toilets. In line with government guidelines, you’re required to wear a face covering in indoor places, unless you’re exempt, so please bring one with you.
Please note that the mill lift is currently not in full operation. If you require an accessible visit, please contact us in advance on 01625 527468.