Have tea with a tiger

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition banner

From 8 September to 28 October 2018 we have a very special, very stripy visitor at Quarry Bank. ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ is on a nationwide tour of National Trust places and is stopping in to see us for an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr’s classic.

In the exhibition in the mill you can meet a giant cuddly tiger and make tea for him in an interactive play kitchen. You can also take a look at facsimiles of Judith Kerr’s original illustrations, notes and drawings and watch on film about her remarkable life. 

Alongside the ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, we’re finding out about other children’s classics and in the exhibition we’ll be featuring books from the Workers’ Library collection. The Workers’ Library was used by Quarry Bank’s cotton mill workers and the residents of Styal village in the early twentieth century and had a large selection of children’s books. You can explore the children’s books that people loved in the past, and share your family’s favourites with us too. 

Step into the pages of The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Afternoon tea with ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ 

Book tickets for your very own afternoon tea with a tiger. There’ll be tiger storytelling and crafts alongside delicious cakes and scones for all the family. Visit the What’s On pages for details, and we’ll make sure that the tiger doesn’t eat all the buns, all the biscuits and ALL the cake!

October half-term and Halloween at Quarry Bank

From Saturday 27 October to Friday 2 November you can get stuck into ghosts, ghouls and all things Halloween. Have a go at apple bobbing, create your own spooky story and ‘snap a spook’. Follow the link to find out more.

Journeys of the Imagination title illustration

Continue your adventures with Journeys of the Imagination 

There are two tigers to meet at Quarry Bank this autumn! Go on a journey into the past and your own imagination with the Journeys of the Imagination exhibition and trail. Look out for the tiger that Elizabeth Mary Greg met on her travels in India, or head into the mill to travel the world and find out more about the journeys made by the people of Quarry Bank.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Quarry Bank (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Wed 23 Sep 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit Quarry Bank.