The Quarry Bank Project

Beautiful view down across the Garden to the Mill

A story of humanity at the edge of revolution. Quarry Bank has all the threads of an epic story – we need your help to tie them together. As part of the Quarry Bank Project we will be transforming the way you experience Quarry Bank. We've launched a £1.9 million appeal to help us to reunite and recreate the compelling stories of Quarry Bank, find out more about our exciting plans.

Support the Quarry Bank Appeal

With your support, we can carry out the work that needs to be done on Quarry Bank.

The upper garden at Quarry Bank with glasshouses

Restoring the Upper Garden  

We're working hard to return the garden to its former glory. In 2016, you will be able to explore the newly restored Upper Garden.

Oak Cottages at Styal Village, Quarry Bank

The Real Mill Workers' World 

Styal village was home to the mill workers at Quarry Bank. For the first time, you will be able to take a tour of a worker's cottage and experience first hand what home life was like for the workers of Quarry Bank.

A view of Quarry Bank House

Unlocking Quarry Bank House  

For the first time, step inside the Greg family home and take a unique opportunity to visit a mill owner's house which is a rare survival here in the UK.

The dramatic backdrop of Quarry Bank Mill from the meadow

Breathing New Life into the Mill 

The heart of Quarry Bank, the Mill, will be revolutionised in 2018. We will provide better access with a new entrance from ground floor level and a lift to access all five levels. We will also update the stories that we tell to create a great experience for your visit.

Meander through the Northern Woods at Quarry Bank

Restoring the Northern Woods 

Our rangers work hard to look after the estate here at Quarry Bank and thanks to the project we will be restoring parts of the Northern Woods to show how it would have been during the Gregs' time.

A family hunt for bugs at Quarry Bank

Transforming your experience at Quarry Bank 

Not only are we opening new spaces for you to enjoy but we will be improving access with new path ways and a welcome building, enhancing our activity and events programme, increasing ways to volunteer. Making you want to come and visit again and again.

Find out more

Keep up to date with all the latest news at Quarry Bank including a peek behind the scenes on our blog. 

Our appeal, if successful, will see Quarry Bank far into the future